World Vision South Sudan

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in South Sudan

OUR GOAL:

  • Improve the water, sanitation and hygiene conditions of South Sudan’s most vulnerable children
  • Increase the number of children who are protected from infection and disease

 WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

  • Systematic and intentional deprivation of infrastructure has left most of the country without access to safe water sources
  • Limited knowledge of water-borne diseases, the lack of availability of hygiene materials and harmful cultural and traditional practices contribute to high rates of open defecation, limited hand-washing with soap and a low rate of adoption of improved hygiene practices 

HOW IS WORLD VISION ADDRESSING THE ISSUES?

We are providing access to water to those who need it most and training others on the necessary hygiene practices to stay healthy.

IS WHAT WORLD VISION DOING WORKING?

Yes! As a result of improved access to safe drinking water and better hygiene practices children and their families are healthier.

WHAT’S THE IMPACT?*

  • 125,000 people in Internally Displaced Camps and host communities can now access safe water daily
  • 292,042 people learned how to keep themselves and their families safe through proper hygiene. And, 70% of them reported washing their hands multiple times a day, especially before meals!
  • 5,797 students in 8 schools can now access safe water thanks to new infrastructure
  • 42,076 people enjoy improved health thanks to latrines constructed with support from World Vision

*Numbers from 2016 and 2017.

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