South Sudan, NP: Sobat Corridor

Project completed

Due to continued fighting, civilians especially women and children in the Sobat Corridor are exposed to GBV and child protection concerns such as forced child recruitment and unaccompanied and separated minors (UASMs). NP’s intervention seeks to reduce these protection issues, enhance the communities’ protective capacity and provide peaceful and effective measures to mitigate violence and also facilitate aid delivery to the area.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
South Sudan
Human rights
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR

Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
Material relief assistance
16.03.2016 - 30.04.2017
CHF  475’000

The prolonged conflict since December 2013 between government and SPLA-IO, has led to forced displacement of civilians into the Sobat Corridor, Upper Nile state. Continued aggression by both parties and insecurity due to inter-communal conflict over grazing land & cattle raids expose women and children to protection risks such as GBV, forced child recruitment & the risk of separation (unaccompanied and separated minors, UASMs). Humanitarian actors also face difficulties in delivering aid due to access constraints, limited coordination etc.


To reduce violence and increase the safety and security of civilians in conflict-affected areas of the Sobat Corridor.

Target groups
  • Host community and IDPs living along the Sobat River Corridor
  • NGOs working in the area
Medium-term outcomes
  • Deter imminent threats of violence against civilians
  • Increase the protective capacity of  communities
  • Prevent, reduce & effectively respond to child protection issues
  • Reduce the prevalence of GBV in communities
  • Improve protection mainstreaming and coordination in humanitarian responses

Expected results:  

  • Improved safety of all vulnerable groups in the Sobat Corridor,
  • Conflict mitigation mechanisms utilized
  • Communities’ protective capacity enhanced
  • Support to vulnerable children provided
  • Strengthened capacity of existing local structures to adequately respond to child protection concerns
  • Community led GBV protection plans in place
  • Protection mainstreaming activities & trainings conducted

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO
  • Other international or foreign NGO North

Coordination with other projects and actors

GOAL, UN agencies, WFP, NGOs, Local authorities.

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    475’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    477’500
Project phases Phase 2 01.05.2017 - 28.02.2019   (Completed)

Phase 1 16.03.2016 - 30.04.2017   (Completed)