IOM is increasing community stabilization, social cohesion and resilience programming to create conditions for peaceful coexistence and lay the foundations for sustainable development.
In a difficult working context with considerable logistical challenges and shrinking humanitarian access, IOM emphasizes coordination, flexible programming and direct implementation, including a wide field-based infrastructure.
South Sudan continues to experience widespread conflict and severe food insecurity amid worsening socio-economic conditions. Displacement dynamics are continually shifting, and humanitarian needs remain immense across an expanding area. After many years of conflict, there is a need to address root causes of instability and begin to restore individual, household and community cohesion, particularly for women and youth.