Displace South Sudanese Find New Home at Malakal

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The joint program by International Office of Migration and its partners with fund from the European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) is aimed at decongesting existing camps.

According to Antonio Torres Ortiz, approved International Office of Migration, this water, ampoule sanitation and hygiene coordinator said, the onset of rainy season was bound to create worsening humanitarian crisis with need to improve overall living conditions as the war ravaged on.

“Access to basic infrastructure and clean water is an ongoing challenge, given a recent cholera outbreak in Upper Nile State” Torres said.


The revelation prompted them to invest in shelter, security and access to water, sanitation and health services in support of more than 20,000 IDPs seeking protection in the existing Malakal protection camp.

Despite all efforts, Torres noted that more is still required if they are to meet the set international standards.

“Build need to build an enabling place where beneficiaries will have access to safe water, not only to drink, but also to clean themselves and wash their clothing”

As the camps are decongested access and distribution to clean water has increased from 7.8 to 9.2 litres per individual per day.

An estimated 1.1 million people have now been displaced throughout South Sudan since the conflict between government and opposition forces began in December 2013.

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