Mennonite Central Committee Canada is supporting ECSS-SSUDRA with a six-month humanitarian food assistance response in Rubkona and Bentiu, Unity State, South Sudan.
Cumulative effects of years of conflict, a surge in sub-national violence, unprecedented flooding, hyperinflation, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are driving food insecurity across the region. It is estimated that up to 200,000 face crisis to emergency food security levels in Rubkona and Bentiu and are in need of humanitarian aid.
In response, this project aims to prevent famine, improve food consumption, increase dietary diversity and reduce the use of negative coping strategies by providing 800 vulnerable households (approximately 3,071 people) with monthly in-kind food transfers. Each month households will be providing with sorghum, beans, cooking oil, salt, and cash for milling.