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Food & Water for Refugees in South Sudan

by Alaska Sudan Medical Project
Food & Water for Refugees in South Sudan
Food & Water for Refugees in South Sudan
Food & Water for Refugees in South Sudan
Food & Water for Refugees in South Sudan
Food & Water for Refugees in South Sudan
Food & Water for Refugees in South Sudan
Food & Water for Refugees in South Sudan
Food & Water for Refugees in South Sudan
Food & Water for Refugees in South Sudan
Food & Water for Refugees in South Sudan

Summary

This project will provide sustainable access to the most basic necessities: clean water and food through farming for families displaced by civil war in South Sudan.

$30,000
total goal
$21,961
remaining
16
donors
1
monthly donor
3
fundraisers
1
year

Challenge

Emerging from six years of civil war South Sudan faces the worst humanitarian crisis on the African continent. Over 4 million people, a third of the population, are displaced internally or living in refugee camps abroad. Recent flooding caused almost one million more to leave their homes. These refugees are at risk of starvation and disease. This project will affect over 50,000 refugees that have now settled in Old Fangak, South Sudan.

Solution

To ensure families displaced by fighting and flooding have access to the most basic necessities, we will drill five new boreholes for clean water in places where the refugees have settled, and we will provide support to local farmers. We'll give them seeds, tools, and small farming equipment so that they can continue to grow more food for their families and the community. We will also offer training to the same farmers to help them through improved technique.

Long-Term Impact

The new wells will provide ongoing access to clean water for 1500 people each. Many of the refugees plan on making Old Fangak their home. The clean water is the first step towards better health. The clean water means their children will no longer suffer from the water borne diseases which affect so many people in this region. The farming aid and training will help the refugees combat food insecurity. The World Food Program is warning of a growing food crisis in South Sudan. This will help.

Resources

http:/​/​www.alaskasudan.org
Alaska Sudan Medical Project
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Organization Information

Alaska Sudan Medical Project

Location: Anchorage, ALASKA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @AlaskaSudan
Project Leader:
Todd Hardesty
Program Director
Anchorage, ALASKA United States
$8,039 raised of $30,000 goal
 
23 donations
$21,961 to go
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