The project is dedicated to people forced to flee their homes by natural disasters or conflict and affected by malnutrition. The project includes providing clean and safe drinking water, decent sanitation and hygiene items.
Activities include providing access to water by repairing 35 wells. We will also provide spare parts and train residents in making necessary repairs and checking water quality. The exact location of the water intakes is being consulted with representatives of the local community, including the elderly and people with disabilities, to ensure that all members of the community have convenient access to water. As part of the project, we will also repair 2 existing water supply systems, which include solar-powered pumps, water tower tanks and water fetching points.
We are also responding to the problem of life-threatening and health-threatening diseases to which poor sanitation contributes. The project includes the construction of public latrines in 6 locations and training the residents in latrines building. People will be provided with the appropriate tools so that 120 household toilets will be built. We will also repair and build latrines at the feeding centres. When designing new sanitation facilities, we take into account the safety of women and the needs of people with disabilities and the elderly.
As part of hygiene promotion, we will train 30 local hygiene promoters who will inform residents about basic hygiene, protection against waterborne diseases and COVID-19 etc. This will ensure that the information reaches 30,000 people. In addition, 2,728 women whose children have been registered at malnutrition centres will receive non-food assistance, including buckets, soap or water purification tablets.
Support will be provided to IDPs and their host communities, as well as to returnees.
Project duration: 19.04.2021 – 18.09.2021
Location: Akobo – Jonglei County, South Sudan
A total of 30 000 people will receive assistance.