Royal Aid for Development (ROAD) is a Non-Governmental and Non-Profit making Organization registered in South Sudan both with Ministry of Legal Affairs and Constitutional Development and Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) in accordance with the new NGO’s Act 2016 as a Humanitarians actor in South Sudan
1- Provision of psycho-social support, life saving messages and child protection in school for the children affected by the conflict
2- Children's Hygiene and Sanitation Training in schools as a life saving for the children and awareness creation
3- Training and awareness creation for children and out of school youth on landmine, small arms and light weapon as a preventive and protective means of saving the children lives
4- Train County Health Department (CHD) staff in management, HMIS, and supportive supervision, Provide technical support to CHD for establishing systems and tools for human resources, administration, HMIS, finance, and pharmaceutical supply management. Facilitate improved communication between the CHD and SMoH for coordination and planning within the county.
5- Mentor SMoH staff responsible for systems at state level to receive, interpret, use and archive health management information.
6- Support the MoH through CHD to deliver a full range of BPHS services including drugs/supplies, incentives, training, quality clinical supervision and improved structures at 1 PHCCs and 2 PHCUs
7- Train Health and Hygiene Promoters for BPHS roles-- implementation of Community-based Health and Nutrition and Basic Package of Health for Schools
8- and many many more
What’s happening in South Sudan?
Hunger in Africa
To make matters more complex, experts are also very concerned about the food security of South Sudan. It’s now almost 30 years since the devastating food crisis in Ethiopia which is estimated to have killed over 400,000 people from 1983-85. Now, just short of three years since its jubilant independence celebrations, Ethiopia’s neighbour South Sudan is teetering on the brink of its own devastating food and nutrition crisis. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is extremely concerned about the food security of more than three million people. And that number is set to increase.
Why are there still food crises in African countries, specifically South Sudan?
While the causes of food insecurity in Ethiopia in the 1980s were very different to South Sudan, this situation is incredibly disheartening. After decades of suffering, the lives of the people of South Sudan were slowly starting to improve. Data was showing us that food insecurity was decreasing, the number of children in school was increasing, and malnutrition rates were dropping. In fact, harvests were up by over 20% in 2013 (FAO). Now, due to the recent conflict and displacement, so much of the hard work of local communities and humanitarian agencies is being reversed and experts believe the situation will continue to decline over coming months.
Unfortunately, people fleeing the violence in South Sudan have had to leave their farms and animals behind. The planting season, which is meant to be taking place right now, is being missed, so come harvest time, any potential yields will be very small and less food will be available. It also means any gains households have made over recent years, in the form of savings or food stores, will be lost. The extreme violence has also forced people to flee their homes quickly, running into the bush without anything except the clothes on their backs. They have no means of income and therefore, are incredibly vulnerable even when they do find physical safety.
Lack of income means lack of access to markets to buy food. Staple food prices often rise when trade is disrupted and in some areas we are seeing increases by up to 61% in the prices of commodities such as sorghum (FAO). The conflict has also meant many markets have either shrunk in size or disappeared. Sellers do not want to, or physically cannot travel to, areas which are insecure, so even if families do have money to buy food, the food may not be available to buy.
1,500 .00 USD per month
Currently ROAD’s key target groups includes; Internally Displaced Person/Population (s), youth, women and disadvantaged/marginalized section of the community. ROAD envisions ‘a South Sudanese communities as an educationally, Healthy and socio economically sound. As such it core operation is an integrated program of community based initiatives and humanitarian services in emergencies. Although plans are underway to expand the ROAD’s programming, currently ROAD’s runs the programs in the following sector/cluster.
1.Education program which focuses on the distribution of education materials in schools, rehabilitation of classrooms and toilets, provision of school uniforms/sporting materials, establishment of school feeding programs, adult literacy, education talks and girls child distribution of sanitary towels and reproductive health education.
2. Health program is focused on distribution of life saving drugs to primary health clinics, distribution of mosquito nets and repellants to hospitals and to households, rehabilitation of health facilities, supply of necessary food item to hospitals for recovering mothers and child, and participation in health immunization campaigns and health awareness creation in communities.
3. Socio economic empowerment program aims at building strong livelihood for recovery and resilience. Its main activities includes ; entrepreneurial training for women, youth and disadvantaged members of communities recovering from conflicts, engaging youth in productive agribusiness ventures for alternative livelihood from conflicts, supporting youth, women and disadvantaged in creating and setting up reliable and sustainable livelihoods.
4. The Water Sanitation and hygiene (WASH) program the main focus is awareness and knowledge creation in the communities on the importance of clean sanitation, construction of community sanitation facilities (toilets and hand wash points), construction of sanitation facilities (toilets and hand washing facilities)