Through the provision of development and humanitarian assistance, Canada is helping the people of South Sudan to meet their basic human needs and lay the foundations for longer term, inclusive development.
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Canada’s development assistance to South Sudan is delivered by Canadian and international partners. It focuses on improving access to quality health services that meet the needs of the most vulnerable - especially women and girls - and on reducing food insecurity.
In 2015/16, the following results were achieved with Canada’s support:
Supported by Canada and other donors, the Health Pooled Fund enabled 686 primary health care facilities to deliver basic health services, including lifesaving interventions such as vaccination, treatment of childhood diseases, and antenatal care. Among other results, the number of mothers who delivered their babies in a health facility with a skilled birth attendant increased from 9,000 to 26,000.
In partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Canada continued to support the training and deployment of midwives. These midwives provided 130,543 pregnant women with antenatal care and 24,302 babies with quality neonatal care. Family planning services were provided to 10,666 women – a 70% increase over the number of women reached in the preceding year. A total of 1,591 health workers were mentored on reproductive health and emergency obstetrics.
In partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and non-governmental implementing partners, Canada helped to employ 17,040 households in food for work activities, making nutritious food available to 119,280 people at risk of hunger. Through this work, communities constructed and rehabilitated:
- 161 km of community access roads;
- produced 320,000 seedlings;
- and rehabilitated 6,785 hectares of land for cereal farming.
Through several projects implemented by Canadian and international partners, around 7,500 farmers were trained on various topics, including crop/vegetable production, livestock management, fishing and nutrition. 17,500 beneficiaries were supported through the provision of agricultural inputs, including seeds, tools, and ox-ploughs.
Canada’s humanitarian assistance to South Sudan is helping to provide emergency food and nutrition, water and sanitation, healthcare, protection services and shelter for vulnerable conflict-affected populations.
In 2016, with Canada's support, humanitarian partners were able to provide:
- Emergency food and nutrition assistance to over 4 million people at risk of high food insecurity
- Emergency vaccinations for over 443,000 children 6 month to 15 years and the provision of child friendly spaces
- Life-saving household items and shelter materials for over 1.23 million conflict-affected people
- Safe drinking water and sanitation facilities for over 2.3 million conflict-affected people
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