Compelled by compassion to step out for the cause of children and families affected by conflicts and disasters in South Sudan, Community in Need Aid (CINA), is mandated to save lives, protect dignity and build a future for South Sudanese children and families beyond conflicts and disasters.CINA South Sudan, established in 2010, is a non-political, non-profit, national humanitarian and development organization, with headquarters in Juba. CINA is legally registered by South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC). Since then the work has grown considerably and CINA South Sudan has expanded to work in Jonglei, Lakes, Central Equatoria and Eastern Equatoria states of South Sudan, with over 45 employees and 60 volunteers, and is working strategically and focussed within the areas of integrated health, education, livelihood and nutrition and protection.
“Integral to CINA’s existence is to help in saving lives, protecting dignity and building a future for South Sudanese children and families wrecked by years of conflicts and disasters “
‘We see a society where children and families prosper beyond conflicts and disasters’
CINA operates in Bor South,Twic East and Duk of Jonglei State as well as Central Equatoria besides Lake State
CINA mainly targets children/youth (0-5; 6-12; 13-18, 19-24) and their families (parents, foster parents, caregivers, household members, child and women headed households, community change-makers and community stakeholders) affected by conflict and disasters.
CINA promotes integrated child protection interventions such as provision of Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) services, Psychosocial Support for children, adolescents and caregivers, prevention and response to GBV against children and women, reintegration of children released by armed forces/groups and children in conflict with law, as well as providing integrated protection case management, integrated protection assessments, protection analyses and advocacy on rights violations and violence against children and women.
Promotion of child and family health and wellbeing through provision of basic package of primary health care (PHC) services (including running of PHCCs/PHCUs and mobile clinics); Integrated community case management (ICCM) services; Immunization programmes; Reproductive health and family planning; Community health promotion at Boma levels (Boma Health Initiative); provision of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support and safe Water Hygiene and Sanitation in the health facilities, schools and in the communities.
CINA promotes and support universal primary education for children affected by conflicts and disasters through girls’ capitation fees, teacher development and quality education, school PTA/SMC development, food for education (school feeding program); alternative learning programs for youth and women; as well as supporting non-formal education through Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET) for youth and families. To safeguard against child abuse and exploitation in schools, CINA supports adherence to school child safeguarding policy and integration of life skills development for adolescents, psychosocial support and child protection help desks into education program.
Prevent malnutrition through emergency food distribution, diseases prevention, and behaviour change communication to pregnant/lactating mothers and families affected by conflicts and disasters. Respond to acute malnutrition through running of community therapeutic feeding programs and stabilization centres for malnourished children. Support agricultural food production and livelihood resilience for self-reliance through provision of seeds, farm tools, building of farmers’ capacity (demos farms), development of community livelihood initiatives such as ‘Village Banks’ (village savings & loans associations), food processing, fish processing, beekeeping, milk processing, hides & skins processing, as well as supporting farmers’ cooperative groups through maintainance of tractors, and preposition of fuel, food storage facilities, linkages to markets and provision of food for assets .