The Emergency Response department, under the coordination of DPO and in partnership with CAFOD, has now closed its operations in Western Equatoria State (WES). The program worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people in-need of emergency support and has been hugely successful in achieving it’s objectives.
The overall goal of the intervention was to prevent excess mortality and morbidity among IDP, refugee and host communities who’s lives have been directly affected by the campaign of terrorizing attacks waged by the LRA rebel forces in WES, South Sudan.
The main specific objectives of Emergency Response are:
To meet the emergency and early recovery needs of those displaced by LRA attacks in Western Equatoria through food, NFI and shelter assistance, education and access to basic health care and use of water and sanitation facilities in Western Equatoria State (WES).
The activities Emergency Response Implemented in the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) included: Wash (water,sanitation and hygiene); Education; Health; Justice and Peace; Shelter; Settlement and Non-food items to IDPs and Returnees; and Agriculture and Livelihoods.
WASH: Installation of 6 boreholes, and rehabilitation of 16 more, training of 66 water management committees over the operating areas of operations. 12 hygiene promoters and water point technicians were trained in Ibba, Yambio, Tombura, Ezo and Nagero and 5 boxes of tools were allocated. 2 harvesting rain systems were constructed in Remenze and Namutina.
Education: Installed child spaces in primary schools, supported 2 teachers for Diploma course in Education, and paid incentive to 40 teachers on voluntary bases for 9 months. Teachers were also trained and primary schools of CDTY were supplied with learning materials and furniture.
Health: Trained 20 First aiders and Hygiene Promoters in Rimenze, Ibba, Maridi Tombura, Ezo and Nagero and conducted Medical Outreach over 7 Counties. Conducted nutrition survey.
Justice and Peace Commission: Trained 13 trauma healing (TOT) social workers from NGOs, Mikese University students and Abangite college in Yambio County. Conducted 4 advocacy activities on: land allocation to returnees in Yambio; LRA victims rights and healing; and 2 advocacy on Girl Child Education in Refugees Camps. 1000+ Non-Food Items (NFIs) were distributed to returnees and IDPs.
Agriculture and Livelihoods: Sent 15 Agriculture Community Extension workers for training in Yei. 100 farmers were trained on crop agronomy. Conducted seeds and tools fair to all counties under the CDTY and also assisted women with small loans for enterprise and economic empowerment.
DPO and CDTY would like to thank our partner CAFOD for their support in our operations and for the people of WES