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FCDO ODA allocations for 2021/22 were announced on 21 April 2021. Changes to individual programmes are underway. The information on this website may not reflect the latest allocated budgets for this year. This information will be updated in due course.

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South Sudan

Summary

The outbreak of conflict in December 2013 in Juba and subsequently elsewhere in the country was disastrous for South Sudan. Since independence on 9 July 2011, the new country has struggled with huge development challenges. Decades of war have left a legacy of chronic poverty, inequality, and limited capacity and infrastructure. The first part of 2013 saw some initial progress towards establishing a more development focused approach. That progress was reversed by the outbreak of conflict. Since the start of the violence, thousands of people have been killed, and over 1 million have fled their homes, including to neighbouring countries. Despite the signing of a cessation of hostilities agreement, fighting has continued. By April 2014, 4.9 million people were in urgent need of humanitarian aid. In late 2013–14 the UK developed an interim strategy in response to the conflict. This reflects a shift from ‘business as usual’.

Top priorities

  • humanitarian response and strengthening resilience, particularly in the area of food security
  • basic services in health and education, supporting the most vulnerable, especially women and girls
  • focused work on governance where we can support reconciliation and peacebuilding
  • underpin all programmes with a strong focus on conflict sensitivity

Further resources

FCDO Operational Plan for South Sudan
South Sudan page on GOV.UK website

Note: Many country summaries were written prior to the creation of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and are being incrementally refreshed.

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890K

Children supported to gain a decent education.

2015 - 2020, Source

24K

Women and girls using modern methods of family planning through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source

843K

People reached with humanitarian assistance (food aid, cash and voucher transfers) through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source

1.02M

Children under 5, women (of childbearing age) and adolescent girls reached by DFID through nutrition-related interventions.

2015 - 2020, Source

499K

People with sustainable access to clean water and/or sanitation through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source

Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget More information about project status

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£85.7M

2021/2022

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Please note that although budgets are generally split by year, some departments publish budgets that span multiple years. These are represented in the first year of their allocation. Cross-government allocations such as Prosperity Fund and Conflict, Stability and Security Fund are known to duplicate budgets published by other departments, as well as using multi-year budgets.
Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
British Council 1
Concern Worldwide 1
International Organization for Migration (IOM) 4
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 4
World Food Programme (WFP) 12
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 3
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 3
International Committee of the Red Cross 2
Norwegian Refugee Council 2
Crown Agents Limited 2
IMC Worldwide 4
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 4
Oxfam GB 4
GOAL 3
International Medical Corps UK 3
Handicap International (UK) 4
Danish Refugee Council 2
Medair 3
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 4
World Health Organization (WHO) 2
Oxford Policy Management 4
Mott MacDonald Limited 5
Coffey International Development 2

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