The S-NFI Cluster partners addressed the needs of 85,328 individuals through 17 distributions of life-saving emergency shelter and non-food items (NFIs) in six states, namely Central Equatoria,
Jonglei, Lakes, Unity, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Western Equatoria. The S-NFI Cluster continued to build the capacity of its 24 partners, including seven national non-governmental organizations (NNGOs). Capacity building activities included trainings and an info-session on cash interventions, housing and land and property (HLP) and conflict sensitivity as well as joint interventions and PDMs. The S-NFI Cluster completed the Cluster Response Plan for 2019, with USD 30 million of total appeal for 26 partners, of which 12 are NNGOs (up from seven in 2018), 12 are international non-governmental organization (INGOs) and 2 are UN agencies. The PostDistribution Monitoring (PDM) taskforce finalized the PDM tools (household questionnaire, focus group discussion protocol and key informant interview (KII). The S-NFI Cluster presented these new PDM tools to the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) meeting for endorsement. Endorsement is expected in early 2019. In Western Bahr el Ghazal, the S-NFI Cluster coordinated a joint need assessments and response missions in Bazia and greater Bagari areas.
S-NFI Core Pipeline
The IOM-managed S-NFI Core Pipeline procures S-NFIs on behalf of humanitarian partners and transports them to key locations across the country for prepositioning in warehouses. In the 4th quarter, a total of 570 metric tons of S-NFIs were procured and transported from the main warehouses in Juba to field warehouses for further distribution by partners to the crisis-affected population.
Source: International Organization for Migration