Photo: Paul Jeffrey

Water is essential for families to have proper nutrition and hygiene. Unfortunately, the same thing that saves lives can also put them at risk.

On October 27, 2019, the government of South Sudan declared a state of emergency after continuous heavy rainfall caused severe flooding. The homes of 420,000 people and thousands of tons of food supplies were washed away. Latrines and clean water sources were among the things destroyed.

Ready to help restore what was lost, PWS&D is responding through ACT Alliance members, Christian AID and PRDA (Presbyterian Relief & Disaster Assistance) to ensure over 9,000 women and men will have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

Through the project, water sources will be rehabilitated in affected communities. To help ensure nothing gets in the way of good health for those affected by the floods, village water committees will be established and equipped to care for the water and sanitation services in their communities. Additionally, hygiene kits will be distributed and hygiene campaigns and training will be provided.

You can still support the WASH needs of families in South Sudan.