The first standard allocation of the year provided $34.4 million to address people’s highest priority needs under the roll-out of the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan, which seeks $1.5 billion to reach 5.7 million people. The funds supported 96 organizations to initiate frontline projects across 28 counties. Health, Protection, Nutrition, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene were the highest-funded clusters, together receiving two thirds of the total allocation.
The allocation strategy prioritized life-saving activities that are immediately implementable; integrated programming across clusters in a set of common geographical locations; and responses that were ”as local as possible”. Non-governmental organizations received 82 per cent of the total amount allocated, with 39 per cent channelled to South Sudanese organizations.