Humanitarian Programs

Community Resilience, Food Security & Sustainable Livelihoods

Empowering and Building Community Resilience Through Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Developing and executing programming that supports community-based livelihood promotion;
  • Providing tools, training and capacity-building to support the development of targeted job creation, entrepreneurial activity, and integrated economic clusters;
  • Creating market access initiatives to link communities, particularly those that have been traditionally disengaged due to conflict;
  • Supporting non-formal education related initiatives, particularly those emphasising Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET);
  • Creating programs related to intergenerational skills transfer and knowledge-sharing to overcome the impacts of conflict related to skills transfer;
  • Working with the community to develop stronger safety nets, particularly those focused on projects that enable economic growth in targeted areas such as agriculture, market access, access to finance;
  • Building on community safety nets, develop with national banks a comprehensive microfinance strategy.

Promoting and Delivering Peace Building, Community Protection and Civic Education Initiatives

  • Advocating for gender development issues and mainstreaming, targeting local authority institutions and national government ministries;
  • Supporting Gender Development initiatives—women groups, seed grants, economic empowerment projects and social enterprise focused initiatives;
  • Supporting psychological support to victims of Sexual Gender Based Violence;
  • Promoting traditional conflict resolution mechanisms;
  • Introducing and training Traditional Peace Committees;
  • Promoting rights-based approaches on good citizenship and governance.

Delivering Equitable Education and Access to Learning

  • Collaborating with both the national government and international partners to grow participation rates within primary and secondary education in South Sudan;
  • Expanding the Girl’s Education Initiative "Tomorrow Now" to enable additional refugee girls to access education through financial and program sponsorships from HDC;
  • Formalizing and expanding the existing teacher and PTA training initiatives to enable a deeper penetration rate, and an ongoing monitoring and capacity building process;
  • Continuing to expand HDC’s process of school building, renovation and modernization through active fundraising and commitment to supply chain support and in-house technical capacity, such as engineering staff members.

Providing Public Health and Community Education on Health Issues

  • Progressively addressing and contributing to improved sanitation efforts in communities, including processes focused on changing attitudes related to cultural practices;
  • Enabling community to respond quickly and manage AWD outbreaks through access to knowledge, technical expertise, and tools;
  • Creating sufficient awareness in basic hygiene through public health focused outreach programs;
  • Supporting the construction of safe sanitation and shelter facilities;
  • Distributing NFIs during emergencies;
  • Undertaking cleaning campaigns in settlements;
  • Strengthening curative healthcare services;
  • Carrying out campaigns to strengthen and promote preventive healthcare;
  • Supporting epidemic disease prevention—HIV/AIDS, cholera ETC;
  • Collaborating with international and domestic partners to ensure a coordinated and impactful strategy in the above-mentioned areas.


Devastation at Malakal PoC camp - the aftermath

Sunday February 21, 2016

Efforts continue to manage the devastating aftermath of the violence waged against the people and infrastructure of the United Nations Protection of Civilians Camp in Malakal.

HDC Staff Visit Mother of Newborn Triplets!

Monday November 9, 2015

HDC staff, led by Executive Director Deng Yuott and Head of Operations Ruth Kessio visited the mother - one of a polygamous household - at her house.

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)