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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
Aug 21, 2019

Food & Water for Refugees in South Sudan Update

Drilling team repairing borehole
Drilling team repairing borehole

This is the rainy season in Old Fangak, South Sudan.  The tuberculosis patients, who gather daily for their observed therapy, must wait in the mud, protected only by a few trees.  Many of these patients are among the 50,000+ refugees who have come to Old Fangak.  It has been a safe haven where medical treatment is possible.  Where there is clean water and food.   Here at the tuberculosis clinic, there is a water well providing these patients a source of drinking water.  But that well stopped working.

In days past, that would mean waiting for a team to come from outside of South Sudan to diagnose and repair the well if possible.  But not today.  Today we have a team of trained well drilling technicians—all Southern Sudanese living in this village.  The team quickly repaired this well and now the tuberculosis patients have a source, nearby, for the water they need to take their medicine.

This is your donations at work.  Not only providing new sources of clean drinking water, but also making sure the existing wells function as they should.

Our goal in the next three months is to bring the supplies into the village to make the water well at the TB center a solar powered pump.  We plan on erecting a water tower so that clean water is always available.  The tower itself will cost $15,000 USD.  The solar electric system a couple thousand dollars more.  The people in this village do not have any other organization to turn to for this kind of project.  Your donations will help these patients, the locals and the refugees, so that their recovery from diseases like tuberculosis is not hindered due to a lack of water.

We are grateful for the support and know that the people of South Sudan are thankful for the help coming from afar.

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Alaska Sudan Medical Project

Location: Anchorage, ALASKA - USA
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Project Leader:
Todd Hardesty
Program Director
Anchorage, ALASKA United States
$8,064 raised of $30,000 goal
 
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