RMS sector 2016

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Improve access to protection assistance and basic services for south Sudanese refugees in Kharasana area in West Kordofan state.

The consortium partners have conducted an assessment in Kharasna in Nov 2015. The assessment has included consultations with women and men groups, assessment have applied gender analysis to identify the distinct needs for women, girls, boys and men.

The assessments  have been identified many of the problems and needs, for example, families often spend entire day outside their homes seeking casual works, leaving children without guardians, which exposes them to various forms of violence, exploitation and domestic abuse .

Many children are involved in child labor, and out of the school, Child abuse and abduction is widespread in West Kordofan . There are major gaps in terms of access to primary health-care services as a result of the increased burden with the arrival of refugees straining the already-weak health system in the affected state. The education situation for SS refugees living in Kharasana is a major issue as amongst 5,000 children at school age, only less than 5%) are enrolled. The class rooms are overcrowded with 120 students at average, with gap in education materials.

This project funded by SHF aim to covered the most urgent and immediate life-saving needs of South Sudanese refugees, including new arrivals in Kharasana area in West Kordofan state. The intervention was designed to provide multi- sectorial approach through a consortium of national NGOs - AORD, Pancare and SOLO - targets 10,000 refugees and 2,000 host community members (3,100 women, 1,980 men, 3,600 girls, and 3,320 boys) in West Kordofan state. The project followed an inclusive approach and deliver services as one integrated package targeting South Sudanese refugees in Kharasana.

The services interlinked and complementary so as to ensure easy access for the beneficiaries, large coverage and value for money. The consortium partners were closely coordinate among each other in planning and delivering the assistance. The project contributes to addressing child protection needs in an integrated way through establishment of community-based child protection networks, capacity initiatives on child protection issues, FTR services and special attention for Children with Special Needs (CSNs)/ disable amongst the new arrivals. The intervention was providing comprehensive and integrated health to 12,000 refugees and host communities in Kharasana.

The proposed services  targeted all refugees with PHC, RH services and particularly for (850) pregnant and lactating women,(2,227) children under 5 years of age and (1,793) caretakers. Accessing education as a basic needs and essential services is ensured and maintained through construction and operating the learning spaces with special focus on the enhancement of the teacher’s capacity to the optimal standards for protective lifesaving education to 4676 The project laid foundation for resilience by supporting the capacity of the community structures and local authorities in response to basic services.

The community was closely involved in all project phases, the local authorities, the State Ministry of Social Welfare, State Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Health as well as other line ministries also consulted and engaged in the project design and implementation. The project had thoroughly investigated and focused on the “DO NO Harm” principle during the consultations with the community to avoid any harm that might be brought by the intervention.