South Sudan

Philippines

Highlights 2011

  • OCHA helped the HC to re-establish humanitarian architecture in the challenging context of a new State. It provided information products and operational tools critical to the humanitarian programme cycle.
  • OCHA made progress in the establishment of a Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) for South Sudan. This is a crucial tool for covering humanitarian needs in emergency situations, particularly in providing services and logistical support to new returnees and conflict-displaced people.
  • OCHA increased operations in response to a complex humanitarian agenda following the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and the referendum. OCHA opened six antenna offices in states and helped encourage humanitarian agencies to spread to regions with growing needs.

A man eagerly awaits the announcement of preliminary results of the referendum in Juba on January 30, 2011. © Siegfried Modola/IRIN