Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund is supporting Finn Church Aid to implement a project as part of the Humanitarian, Early Recovery and Development program (HERD) in Yei county, South Sudan.
Yei is located in southern South Sudan and has experienced years of conflict and insecurity which contributes to food insecurity. This was worsened by border closures implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Recently, increasing numbers of returnees are coming back to Yei from refugee camps in Uganda, putting stress on humanitarian systems. Cash transfers are provided for targeted returnee households.
Returnees and the host community participate in a variety of early recovery and development activities including the provision of agricultural inputs, agricultural training, savings and loans groups, gender equality and gender based violence awareness training, and vocational training.
Finn Church Aid is working with 3,000 households (17,640 individuals).