Protection sector 2016

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Provision of protection assistance and ES/NFIs lifesaving services to the conflict-affected population in Blue Nile state

In 2015 approximately 45,905 people were estimated to have been displaced mainly because of the conflict and sought shelter primary in urban settlements in BNS. in Kurmk and Bau localities ,most of the villages  in ruler area have been abandoned due to insecurity and fighting, with displaced people currently living in outskirts  of towns or gathering near major urban settlements, according to AORD , HAC, and another partner's  reports .

AORD implemented a project in Blue Nile funded by SHF 2016 they received "429,125.64$" , Project implementation period from May 2016 to April 2017,  this project objective is to address emergency protection and ES/NFI needs of displaced persons and other affected populations including women and children in Kurmuk, Tadamon, and Bau in BNS. This combined Protection and ES/NFI project targeted a total number of 30,590 newly/protracted IDPs and host community.

The general protection component trained of (8,200) in Bau, Tadamon, and Kurmuk locality by protection monitoring and reporting on protection issues, child protection and GBV concerns, provision of protection direct assistance and referral services for person with specific needs, formulation and training of 10 community protection networks (6 for general protection,2 for child protection ,and 2 for GBV) consist of 200 members and awareness rising on social issues and concerns target 7, 000 community members, as well as community-based psychosocial support for IDPs through three psycho-social experts who  delivered public campaigns to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of the targeted groups. The community-based network also contributed to community-based psychosocial support.

Child protection services  delivered for  6,000 vulnerable and war-affected children in Bau, Tadamon, and Kurmuk localities through provision of psycho-social support and establishment and operation of 3 CFS, formulation and training of 2 child protection networks consist of 40 members, establishment of FTR tracing mechanism and reunification of 100 UASM, referral services and conditional cash transfers for 250 children. In addition, The GBV component delivered for 1,350 individual in Bau, Tadamon, and Kurmuk locality by strengthening 2 referral mechanisms, trained  of 100 stakeholders, service providers from local leaders and government officials and media workers on GBV. Resilience of IDPs supported by provision of start-up capital and materials for 3 women's groups each group consists of 50 women. The personnel hygiene kits delivered for 1000 vulnerable women and girls.

The project delivered lifesaving ES/NFI services for 15,040 displaced people in Kurmuk and Bau localities in BNS, through the distribution of NFIs packages to 15,000 individuals, as well as provision of improved emergency shelter for 2,250 individual (450 HHs ) among them. In addition, 40 community leaders and government officials trained on need assessment, emergency response, managing disasters and Do No Harm approach.

The multi-sectoraility approach helped to ensure the effectiveness of the delivered services as well as value for money. The project sought to build synergies between these services by targeting the same areas and beneficiaries as much as possible.

The project laid a foundation for resilience and sustainability through supporting the capacity of community protection networks and NFIs committees in order to roll out the project activities with a focus on community sensitization and awareness.

The project implemented directly by AORD in collaboration with state MoE, State MoSWF, HAC, and UNICEF. Further, the project implemented in close coordination and collaboration with the protection sector, child protection sub-sector, GBV sub-sector and NFI/ES sector.

The project also considered a meaningful participation of the community in the project activities. The community structures trained and supported to closely engage in the project implementation. The project further formulated feedback mechanism to ensure the community feedback and satisfaction with the delivered services.

The project adopted a consultative approach to ensure the maximum commitment from relevant partners to take greater roles in delivering and sustaining protection services beyond this grant.