Women and children are at most the greatest victims of conflicts. They often suffer consequences of rape, trauma, challenging environment to earn livelihoods, losing loved ones and often torn apart from their beloved families and communities.
Community Empowerment for Rehabilitation and Development-South Sudan with the help of AA through Malteser International responded to IDP needs through distribution of fortified blended soya and rice flour to 328 children and 53 pregnant mothers and breastfeeding women in the Gezira IDP sites in Yei.
The response came as a result of need assessments done by CEFoRD together with the state and the county RRC in the IDP sites in Yei for intervention.
The IDPs escaped renewed armed conflict in the surrounding area of Yei particularly Soka in neighboring Mukaya County on the 21-26th 0f May, 2018. At the time of this intervention, new IDPs arrivals reached 135 households with a population of 960 most of whom are children and women.
We work to give hope to children and women in our communities by responding to their livelihood needs. This response is expected to continue.
We appeal to partners to support us so that we increase this response as the situation continues to be demanding.