Food and Shelter in Crisis

New Shoots New Roots Food and Shelter HDC Projects

Planting the Seeds of a New Economy

Food security is one of the greatest challenges facing South Sudan, as the fragile peace situation exacerbates the loss of productive assets. HDC empowers and builds community resilience by enabling food security through developing sustainable approaches to improving agricultural livelihoods. HDC works to transfer technology and build capacity community based groups and among youth. 

Additional interventions include providing productive agricultural assets and strengthening of community safety nets. Community safety nets include cash transfers, FFA, CFA, distribution of seeds and tools to help establish agricultural and other income generating activities (IGAs). Community/village savings and loans (VLSA) programs have grown from these activities and the IGAs develop local products that help promote better livelihoods. HDC participates in liaison with external and internal markets to enable the community to access markets for their local products.

Handover of fish market in Bor

Monday June 20, 2016

HDC on Tuesday 14th June, handed over the newly constructed fish market funded by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan at Bor dock in Jonglei State to the community.

36 Households in Mahad IDP Camp Lose Their Shelters

Monday April 4, 2016

UNHCR and HDC were given a tour of a section of Mahad IDP by community leaders. The section had been razed by a strong fire starting around 7 p.m on 3rd of April 2016.

The Growing Food Crisis in South Sudan

Wednesday March 30, 2016

The UNHCR warns that South Sudanese are being pushed into the Republic of Sudan by 'increased food insecurity, ongoing conflict and deteriorating economic conditions'.

2.2 m
persons displaced across South Sudan since December 2013
HDC works in camps to provide food, shelter, livelihoods and protection services
The mission of HDC is to support vulnerable people affected by crises to attain dignified and prosperous lives through impactful community resilience and practical, innovative programs.
is honoured to partner with many organizations,
HDC is honoured to partner with
DanChurch Aid, CARE South Sudan, CARE Netherlands, Government of The Netherlands
HDC has been an
active national NGO in East Africa for ten-years
– a clear track record of strong commitment to the communities we serve.
Last year HDC
worked with over 30,000 people in need across South Sudan.
According to UNICEF, 72%
of children in South Sudan did not have access to school last year.
Today in South Sudan
less than 1% of girls will complete their education.
A girl in South Sudan
is 2X less likely to have access to education than a boy.
2.4 m
face severe food insecurity due to displacement and adverse climate
HDC supports improved resilience and productivity by distributing seeds, inputs and implements
of people in South Sudan have access to sanitation facilities
HDC constructs sanitary facilities and conducts advocacy interventions that endorse better hygiene practices
5.1 million people
are facing severe food insecurity today (IPC)
1.9 million people
are displaced in South Sudan (OCHA)
2 million
South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)