Basic infrastructure has either been destroyed or the existing infrastructure has suffered from a lack of maintenance because of inaccessibility due to the conflict. A lack of parts, tools, and trained mechanics, as well as actual damage from rebel activities, has put many hand pumps and wells out of order, or destroyed them completely, and severely reduced the amount of water available. Further, a lack of latrines and safe hygiene measures put communities at high risk of waterborne diseases.
To respond to this crisis, NEF's teams in South Kordofan and Central Darfur are helping to reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality of nearly 100,000 people by improving their access to clean water, and education on hygiene and sanitation best practices. Working within local communities, NEF has mobilized Water and Sanitation Committees (WSCs) and Subcommittees across seven village clusters, providing them with the training and tools necessary to share knowledge and build/repair infrastructure
To further ensure the sustainability of the project, NEF helps to train and employ local craftspeople and artisans to manufacture and/or rehabilitate water pumps, wells, and latrines throughout the villages. The Water and Sanitation Committees are prepared with the training and materials they need to educate those in their community about preventative measure that can be taken to stop the spread of disease.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Education and Infrastructure
Overall Work in Sudan
Promoting natural resource conflict management