December 2013 saw a conflict between the government and opposition forces break out in Juba. Violence is rapidly spreading across the country. 2.1 million people are now forced to flee on a regular basis. The conflict prevents the economic marketplace from running smoothly, and the loss of livelihoods is now causing a major malnutrition crisis. A state of famine was declared in February 2017, leaving 100,000 people at risk of death and up to 5 million people in a situation of acute food insecurity.
In Upper Nile alone, almost 50,000 people are crammed into host communities or UN civilian protection sites (POCs). The one in Malakal, now completely overcrowded, with two times more people than its capacity should allow. Conditions are increasingly unsanitary and hazardous, mainly because of the absence of water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructures.
- 12.3 million inhabitants
- 50.6% poverty rate
- 169th out of 188 on the Human Development Index
opened in 2013
- Team 22 international staff
90 national staff
- Budget €6.57 M
In response to this chronic population displacement, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is working in the northeast of the country. In Malakal, our teams work mainly in the UN civilian protection camp (POC) and the surrounding villages, their efforts chiefly focused on providing drinking water and sanitation infrastructures. In Wau Shilluk near Malakal, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL built and rehabilitated sanitation and waste management infrastructures in order to supply drinking water to the town’s makeshift camp and nearby villages.
Overcrowding in these camps drastically increases the risk of disease spreading quickly. Our teams monitor water quality and have implemented an emergency response plan that is particularly suitable for cholera epidemics, alongside preventative campaigns promoting hygiene. Responsiveness is crucial, in a situation of civil war that creates huge numbers of displaced communities.
Recent clashes between the state army and opposition forces have once against created thousands of IDPs fleeing north, toward Sudan. Our teams are examining all possible ways in which we can help them.
Emergency preparedness and response
107,000 people helped
– Supplied water by tanker-truck
– Distributed water treatment products
– Restored water points
– Constructed latrines
– Distributed non-food items
Water, sanitation and hygiene
98,000 people helped
– Chlorinated and distributed water
– Maintained water points
– Constructed and maintained pumping stations, latrines and showers
– Managed solid and liquid waste
– Organized hygiene promotion sessions
Food security and livelihood support
21,000 people helped
– Distributed unconditional cash
– Distributed fishing kits
Should you have any questions, please contact Contact Emmanuel Rinck
At head office