The Rapid Response Fund (RRF) supports national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to respond to natural and man-made disasters in South Sudan and Abyei Area. IOM, in close collaboration with USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), supports partner organizations that are working in South Sudan and Abyei and have the capacity to swiftly implement specific emergency interventions that respond to the immediate needs of affected populations.

The RRF prioritizes activities that do not last for more than three months but will also consider longer implementation periods should there be a clear need.

The RRF accepts proposals on a rolling basis in response to emergency situations emerging in the last month. The current round of the RRF will accept applications until 31 November 2022.

The RRF will provide immediate access to funds for emergency humanitarian activities in the following sectors:

  • Emergency shelter and non-food items (ES/NFI)
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Emergency medical services (Health)
  • Nutrition
  • Protection
  • Information management and coordination

Please download the RRF Guidelines and related application materials below and contact the RRF Team at for more information.