South Sudan


Highlights 2012

  • OCHA increased its preparedness-and-response capacity by consolidating its countrywide presence, focusing on “hot spot” states and increasing in-country surge capacity. 
  • OCHA introduced the Inter-Agency Rapid Needs Assessment approach, which improved the quality and timeliness of needs assessments. 
  • OCHA advocated for safe and timely humanitarian access for relief partners. It also established an Access Working Group and a system to track access impediments. 
  • OCHA advocated for funding, managed pooled funds and ensured priority needs (core pipelines, life-saving assistance and protection) was provided.
  • In line with the Inter-Agency Transformative Agenda, OCHA worked with the humanitarian community to improve the emergency response.

Sudanese refugees from Blue Nile State are dehydrated, hungry and exhausted from travelling by foot for weeks to reach South Sudan. © IRIN/Hannah McNeish