South Sudan


Coordination mechanism: Cluster
Year of activation: 2010
Coordination arrangement:
National level: Lead UNICEF, ACF- Roving Subnational Cluster Co-Coordination, WFP- Deputy Coordination, and UNICEF/ IMMAP-Information Management Specialists
Subnational level: 10 functional sub-national clusters in 10 states of South Sudan

Country Key Contacts

Tarig Mekkawi

Nutrition Cluster Coordinator

Mabior Mach

Information Management Specialist

Maleng Ayok Amet

Roving Sub national Nutrition Cluster Co-Coordinator

Mid-year Report 2023

January to June 2023

Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO)
Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

Link to HRP 2022


Program Constraints


The Nutrition Cluster partners have faced several challenges in the last six months, affecting the quality and coverage of the nutrition programmes. The main challenges include:

  • The influx of vulnerable people due to the Sudan Crisis led to overburdening the already fragile nutrition service delivery system in South Sudan. With the influx, it is estimated that the number of children and women requiring nutrition support may increase by 30%, overstretching the limited nutrition resources, including supplies and human resources
  • Humanitarian resources are reducing against the backdrop of high nutrition needs due to increasing aggravating factors including floods, conflicts, and influx from Sudan. Currently, the NC is underfunded at 41% of the 2023 needs
  • Some nutrition sites remained inaccessible due to subnational conflicts and floods, reducing access to live-saving nutrition interventions for vulnerable children and women. In addition, some areas experiencing subnational conflicts reported looting of nutrition supplies from nutrition sites
  • In the last six months, at least eight of the ten states in the country have experienced a measles outbreak, overburdening the already weak health system
Advocacy, Intersectoral Collaboration and Preparedness
Advocacy Survey
Country Advocacy Strategy developed Yes
Link to document Link
Advocacy activities included in annual work plan Yes
Specific WG leading advocacy work established Yes
Contingency plan or ERP plan developed/updated No
Link to document  
Intersectoral Collaboration (ISC)
Intersectoral projects currently under implementation Yes
Clusters engaged: Health, WASh, FSL, Protection and Education

Nutrition cluster made deliberate efforts in 2022 to ensure that the same target households or individuals in priority counties receive interventions and services from multiple clusters including Health, WASH, FSL, Protection and Education clusters. This was done through joint prioritization of counties with multiple deprivations, and the implementation of a comprehensive package of services aimed at addressing multiple interconnected drivers of malnutrition, reduce vulnerabilities, prevent malnutrition, and build resilience among the vulnerable people. Based on this joint effort with the different clusters, improvement was recorded in Nutrition and WASH situation in seven of the 17 priority counties.  Both Nutrition and WASH clusters will be documenting this positive trend in 2023.

Key Figures



Number of SAM under-five children in need
Number of MAM under-five children in need
Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need
Number of PLW in need Of BSFP
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation

Total Partners

UN agencies



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