"At the moment, the impact on our project activities is considerable. The Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states were declared to be in a state of emergency by the government. This is where two of our projects are to be implemented. Also our two bases in Jonglei and Upper Nile were looted. Among the looted items are a vehicle in Ayod and camp items in Nassir.
The extend of the looting cannot be quantified at the moment, we are just relying on our sources in those locations. Flights to Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states are suspended until the state of emergency will be lifted.
The security situation differs from region to region. The safer areas for our project implementation are the Bahr El Ghazal areas. Two projects, in Warrap and in Jonglei, will not be affected."
Help us help them
The local population is suffering. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled, to safer regions or to the neigbouring countries. On 10 January 2014 the number of internally displaced people was estimated on 352.000. Those who did not flee, try to get by as well as they can. That is why we try, wherever possible, to keep our projects going.
At least half of our projects in South Sudan are emergency focussed. They are implemented in line with the internationally recognized Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS). These projects have an important impact, especially considering the fact that more 90% of the population depends on livestock for their livelihoods. Our work also supports returnees, internally displaced persons and vulnerable host pastoralist communities.
If the animals die, these families have no income and no food. By keeping the cattle healthy, you help save lives. Helps us to prevent a catastrophe.