Provision of CCCM, protection and social cohesion responses to Sudan crisis affected populations in Renk and Manyo Counties, Upper Nile

To respond to the needs of the growing number of refugees and returnees crossing the border into South Sudan due to the ongoing crisis in the Sudan, both in camp and host community settings. The intervention will improve CCCM, WASH2 and protection in Renk town, in the Transit Center (TC) at Renk and in the Reception Centre (RC) in Joda and Manyo.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
South Sudan
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Emergency rehabilitation
Water sanitation
Protection, access & security
01.06.2024 - 31.12.2024
CHF  1’000’000
Background Since the outbreak of Sudan crisis in April 2023, 671,061 people crossed the border into South Sudan as of 13 May 2024, (according to IOM and UNHCR), nearly 80% of them are South Sudanese returnees and 20% are Sudanese refugees. Joda - Renk corridor is the main entry point. The flow of returnees and refugees have slowed slightly to 1000/day relative to peak flows between October 2023 and January, 2024 when daily average reached nearly 3000/day. Most of the arrivals lack assets and resources to support their families and are heavily reliant on host community and humanitarians for food and basic services. As fighting in Sudan continues to displace people, and with a projection of at least 1,000 new arrivals per day in the coming months, the population concentration has become a critical concern. Therefore, Joda, Renk and Manyo have been identified to address the needs of the population. Manyo being a major final destination for returnees.
Objectives The intervention aims at providing the crisis-affected communities in Upper Nile with immediate relief and improved living conditions in the temporary sites before their onward movement, and to enhance the social cohesion with the host communities.
Target groups The Sudan crisis affected population in Renk, Joda and Manyo. It is estimated that an additional 420,000 returnees and refugees will seek refuge in South Sudan during 2024.
Medium-term outcomes The Sudan crisis affected population in Renk, Joda and Manyo has reduced vulnerabilities and improved living conditions in transit and areas of return.

Expected results:  

  • Returnees and refugees in transit have access to information, basic services and infrastructure
  • Returnees, refugees and host communities co-exist peacefully in areas of high return

Results from previous phases:   This is the first phase of the project, however, ACTED had been in Joda and Renk since the outset of Sudan conflict in April 2023, partnering with UNHCR, to establish the Joda RC and Renk TC and provided basic services to the returnees/refugees.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO
  • Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development

Other partners
UNHCR, IOM, RRC, Clusters (CCCM, WASH and Protection), NGO partners.
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    1’000’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    800’000 Total project since first phase Budget inclusive project partner CHF   1’000’000
Project phases Phase 1 01.06.2024 - 31.12.2024   (Current phase)