International Committee of the Red Cross

Clean drinking water, a vital lifeline for the people of South Sudan

Photo gallery 22 March 2017

The armed violence and insecurity in Juba has hampered economic activity, causing prices to soar, and making basic goods and services inaccessible to many. Water distribution networks have also been affected and this has led to outbreaks of water-borne diseases such as cholera.

The ICRC responded to this humanitarian situation by installing an emergency water treatment plant in Lologo. This plant produces over 400,000 litres of clean water per day and delivers it to displacement sites and health facilities. The facility is a vital lifeline that helps to counter the spread of cholera in the region.

Working closely with the South Sudan Red Cross, we also installed water distribution points in cholera-prone areas around Juba.