Above: An unhealthy and unsafe water source.
Creating access to clean water is at the essence of Relief International’s program in South Sudan. With the birth of the new nation, families have begun to return with the hope of a better life and future. But, thousands still live without basic sanitation infrastructure and access to basic necessities such as potable water. Many have to rely upon open wells and unprotected sources that are contaminated and often far away. Due to these conditions, diarrheal diseases and hepatitis outbreaks are common and many deaths occur from otherwise preventable illnesses.
In partnership with GlobalGiving, Relief International is ensuring that communities in South Sudan are healthy by continuing to help construct latrines, water points, and train communities on the promotion of healthy hygiene habits and proper maintenance of their infrastructure. Relief International primarily works in the Mabaan and Longechuk Counties of South Sudan, including the Doro Refugee Camp.
Relief International works with the knowledge of returnees and builds upon existing and damaged infrastructure. In this way, Relief International is working directly with the people of South Sudan to provide them with the tools necessary to be empowered to take development into their own hands so they can rebuild their livelihoods and ensure healthier and brighter futures.
Above: A safe water source.