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Responding to the current crisis in South Sudan is one of the world’s most challenging humanitarian operations. The country has been unstable since its independence from Sudan in 2011, with conflict— primarily between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLA-IO)—driving insecurity. The conflict escalated in December 2013 and spiked again in July 2016. These increases led directly to displacement and a rapid deterioration in the food security, health, and nutritional status of the affected populations. In February 2017, theGovernment of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) declared a famine in two counties in Unity State, based on an analysis conducted by the Integrated Phase Classification Technical Working Group (IPCTWG).

Nutrition Resilience is the concept that good nutrition results in a more resilient person or household and Resilience for Nutrition is the concept that a resilient person or household results in good nutrition. CHC worked with Save the Children to redefine the model for aid in Somalia using evidence of local models of What Works […]

The aim was to ensure equitable and effective humanitarian support to the most vulnerable. The objectives were: To provide a core team of advisors to bring the latest research and contextual knowledge to inform programming to mitigate marginalization and exclusion and to promote the transfer of learning for resilience programming. Specifically: To guide BRCiS and […]

Focused on nine of the most vulnerable and high-risk areas of the 23 counties, PREG works with the Kenyan government both at the National and County level to address underlying community vulnerabilities in the ASAL (Arid and Semi-Arid Lands) region. The partnership linked both humanitarian and development partners to invest in order to increase community […]

CHC conducted a series of workshops to design a resilience framework for USAID East Africa Regional Resilience programming. In order to inform the resilience framework, CHC ensured there was a joint understanding of the USAID resilience approach and its impact on programming, improving programming by sharing experiences and perspectives gained through implementation, and improving collaboration, […]

The Department for International Development (DfID) committed to helping 60 million gain access to clean water and sanitation by March 2020. The focus was on reaching women and children in fragile states who are also affected by severe malnutrition and stunting.  CHC worked with Oxfam GB in a bid to secure Oxfam’s involvement in the DfID’s […]

Pastoralist societies in Northern Kenya are facing more and more constraints from climatic changes to land loss, dislocation and population growth. The increased frequency of drought with consecutive seasons of failed rains over the past 5 years has had devastating effects on the pastoral communities living in the arid and semi-arid lands of Northern Kenya.  […]

Somali-led NGOs were looking to play a greater and more equal role in tackling the humanitarian crisis in Somalia using the Surge Capacity Model which enables the health system. A two-day dialogue for action on aid localization in Somalia was held in Nairobi aimed at bridging the gaps that existed between local and international actors. […]

Evidence for the contribution of WASH to Nutrition outcomes, particularly reducing stunting, has been growing over the last 5 years.

The Northern Rangelands Trust is a community conservancy membership organization, whose mission is to develop resilient community conservancies, which transform people’s lives, secure peace and conserve natural resources. This was a 4-year project which was to develop sustainable water supplies in 4 conservancies. The program’s aim was to implement a holistic water resource management strategy, […]


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