Clean water to stave off cholera in South Sudan

10 July 2017
Clean water to stave off cholera in South Sudan
The ICRC has responded to the crisis in South Sudan by digging 11 wells to increase the access to drinking water and installing three water treatment facilities. CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Alyona Synenko

When fighting broke out in Kodok in late April, thousands of people were forced to flee. Many sought refuge inland in the small village of Aburoc, while others went further, crossing the border into Sudan. Access to food, water and health-care remains extremely limited in Aburoc, and living conditions in makeshift settlements are especially difficult.

The ICRC together with the South Sudan Red Cross has responded by providing food, seeds and tools, and improving access to health-care for thousands affected by the conflict. Our teams have improved access to water for over 100,000 people in areas of Jonglei, Unity, Warrap, Central Equatorias, and Upper Nile.

Highlights of our work in South Sudan between January and June 2017

340,000 people received food in the form of monthly rations
  115,000 people were provided with essential household items
  Provided over 34,000 outpatient consultations
  Vaccinated over 168,000 livestock to keep them healthy
  Improved the conditions of detention for 2,300 detainees
  Trained more than 1,000 military personnel on IHL

 

For more information, read the full update on our work in South Sudan.

Facts and Figures - January to June 2017