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

Project Report | Jan 8, 2024
Sudan War Continues to Bring More Refugees.

By Todd Hardesty | Executive Director

Collecting Water at Old Fangak Water Tower.
Collecting Water at Old Fangak Water Tower.

For more than 9 months now the war in Sudan has sent a tsunami of refugees into South Sudan and neighboring countries.  There is not a village in our area of South Sudan, large or small, that has not been impacted.  As you’d expect, the wave of refugees is taxing all sources of clean drinking water and making this project of highest need.  

As soon as the refugees left Sudan, they faced the severe consequences from the lack of clean drinking water. In November 2023 we learned of an outbreak of hepatitis C—particularly harmful to pregnant women. As they journeyed on the Nile River, drinking only contaminated water, many arrived in South Sudan sick and in too many cases it had fatal consequences for both mother and unborn child.

In Old Fangak, where our project is based, almost overnight we saw the waterpoints become overcrowded with people. The result was that many women would head to the river and fill their water buckets with the contaminated, unhealthy water. 

We have worked diligently to respond to this crisis.  At Old Fangak’s main water point we expanded the area where women fill their buckets making it easier and more sanitary.   We also built a small bridge to make access to the waterpoint safer. 

In the last three months we added 5 new water wells and have repaired over a dozen more.  On return from the Christmas holiday our team is setting out to continue this work.  Between now and June we can drill as many wells as funding and time will allow. 

It does not look like the war raging in the north sill stop soon.  This means that the water crisis facing refugees needs our urgent help.  With your help we will drill wells for safe, clean drinking water.  Please join today in this effort.  It will save lives. The need is greater then ever before.

Collecting water from the Zaref river.
Collecting water from the Zaref river.
Refugee family Chotbora, South Sudan
Refugee family Chotbora, South Sudan
New water well for Diel, South Sudan
New water well for Diel, South Sudan
Refugee home.
Refugee home.

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Alaska Sudan Medical Project

Location: Anchorage, ALASKA - USA
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Twitter: @AlaskaSudan
Project Leader:
Todd Hardesty
Program Director
Anchorage , ALASKA United States
$21,794 raised of $30,000 goal
 
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