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South Sudan

Provision of clean water and sanitation

In South Sudan, illness prevents adults from generating a livelihood and stops children from gaining a valuable education. Tropical diseases are endemic and malaria and diarrhoea contribute to one in seven children not reaching their fifth birthday. Even though these diseases are entirely preventable with the provision of access to clean water supplies and good hygiene practices, they still exist because water, sanitation and health services are completely inadequate.

This programme focuses on ten communities in Upper Nile, one of the country’s most remote and disadvantaged regions, providing clean water, supporting the adoption of household latrines and promoting better public hygiene practices to improve community health; reducing the risk of water-related diseases.


£248,098 invested to date

South Sudan

South Sudan


14,764 lives changed

Project details

The South Sudan proclamation of independence in July 2011 ended 38 years of devastating civil war and heralded a new beginning for its people.  Unfortunately the world’s newest nation is also one of its poorest.

With infrastructure destroyed by war, four million people displaced and 90% of the population living on less than one dollar a day, communities need support. Tropical diseases are endemic and malaria and diarrhoea contribute to one in seven children not reaching their fifth birthday.

  • Repair 13 boreholes and construct 3 new ones.
  • Train ten new or existing water management committees to oversee water sources and maintain them.
  • Train 46 village pump mechanics to service boreholes across the region.
  • Help ten communities construct household latrines.
  • Recruit and train ten Public Health Promoters.
  • Develop and organise a range of public health awareness-raising campaigns.