South Sudan 2019
In a context of limited resources, sustained high humanitarian needs and fluid population dynamics, strategic and operational coordination at national and sub-national levels remains essential for an efficient and effective response. The bi-weekly needs analysis and prioritization exercises in support of ICWG decision-making, combined with quarterly country-wide context analyses, will continue to play a key role in informing multi-sector responses. The collection, analysis and dissemination of information on the evolving needs of affected populations remains critical to enable targeted provision of humanitarian response and adequate resource allocation in the locations where rigorous evidence-based analysis determines it is most needed.
CCS actors will support data collection and analysis using agreed standard tools and methodologies, seeking to establish a better overall understanding of population numbers, locations and needs. This will include monitoring and tracking population movements as well as multi-sectoral needs analysis through joint and coordinated assessments. It is expected that returns will warrant greater attention in 2019, including monitoring flows and understanding intentions and pre-conditions for return. Biometric registration will also continue to provide evidence for targeted assistance and accountable service provision to people in need.
Coordination actors will prioritize the participation of affected women, men and children across the humanitarian response, with particular consideration of gender. Partners will strengthen and harmonize organizational approaches to community engagement, strengthen and establish feedback mechanisms where there are gaps, and build staff capacity to support communication with communities and enhance humanitarian organizations’ ability to respond to identified needs.
Security risk analysis provided by CCS partners will remain critical through 2019, against the backdrop of the evolving political landscape and a history of violence against civilians, including aid workers. In 2019, a common approach to providing assistance in hard-to-reach areas will be promoted, informed by security risk assessments. This will include strengthening ‘deep field’ coordination mechanisms and facilitating operational hubs for sustained humanitarian presence. Advocacy with authorities at all levels for an enabling environment will also be prioritized with attention to issues affecting local responders who face the greatest pressure.