About Us

Catholic Relief Service (CRS) and Save the Children International (SC) were awarded a 20-month program from 1 February 2017 to 30 September 2018 funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP). The program known as the Resilience and Food Security (RFSP) is being implemented in South Sudan with the goal of improving food security for conflict-affected HHs in Jonglei State by September 2018. RFSP is an integrated multisector program with interventions in disaster risk reduction (DRR), agriculture, livestock, fisheries, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and social cohesion. This program has been designed as a flexible response to address the interlocking problems of conflict and displacement, recurring food insecurity and vulnerability to shocks in the target counties of Jonglei State in South Sudan.


RFSP is a follow-on to the Jonglei Food Security Program (JFSP) that  came to an end in January 2017 after having been impemented since 2011. RFSP’s programmatic approach is flexible in nature, given continually evolving conflict dynamics, and informed by needs assessments, the active participation of communities and local leaders to guide priorities and lead implementation, and the use of food commodities to support emergency humanitarian response, recovery and resilience activities. RFSP builds on the successes of JFSP to further support households and communities build resilience and increase food security. RFSP has integrated learning from JFSP throughout the program design, building on the extensive experience to provide the optimal package of activities for the target areas. RFSP is implemented in seven of the former Jonglei state. CRS operates in five of those seven counties namely Bor, Duk, Twic East, Uror and Pibor while SC implements in Nyirol and Akobo.


To support sustainability, RFSP strengthens local capacity to prevent, prepare for, and respond to food security threats facing the target communities.  The program engages with community-based structures and local authorities to build their capacity and facilitate local leadership of the program’s design and implementation process. The program sequence and layers its sector interventions, with emergency humanitarian support (if required) being followed by activities which support livelihood recovery and resiliency building. Ove the life of the award, RFSP plans to assist 173,700 conflict-affected households  (benefitting 868,500 persons) in seven target counties to improve their food security in the  short term while building household resilience to respond to shocks in the longer term.