Humanitarian water sanitation services for IDPs in South Sudan

The project aims at increasing access to safe water supply, sanitation, and hygiene practices for emergency affected population in Nasir (Kier and Koat Payams ) and Ulang Counties (Kurmuot and Yomding Payams).

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South Sudan has suffered from complex humanitarian problems since the conflict erupted in 2013. The state Greater Upper Nile has large scale displacement of communities that has negatively affected internally displaced people and their hosts. Ulang and Nasir are hard to reach areas in Upper Nile and located along the river bank where water is often polluted by human waste, coupled with flooding. There is a high risk of disease outbreak, hence the urgent need for safe water and sanitation and hygiene awareness.

The project involves helping the internally displaced people and their host communities by handling the following issues.

Rehabilitation of boreholes
A total of 22 existing boreholes are broken down. They are needed to increase access to safe water in sufficient quantities for 11,000 people.

Water management committees
As many as 154 people complete the water management committees and 90 people acting as community based hygiene promoters. The latter will be active in keeping the boreholes functioning.

Excreta disposal
It is important that the internally displaced people and host communities are enabled to practice safe excreta disposal, with dignity and in a secure environment such that it does not contaminate the environment.

Building construction
The program supports the construction of 60 communal latrines.

Water and sanitation
It is of vital importance that the awareness on and knowledge of water and sanitation related diseases increases. The provision of sanitary kits helps to improve personal hygiene for girls and women.

Partner organization Nile Hope has established programs for several years with an operational presence of approximately 400 staff across all programs; health, nutrition, Housing Solidarity Fund, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All (WASH), and administration.
This project is part of the South Sudan Joint Response under the Dutch Relief Alliance mechanism that is supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Humanitarian water sanitation services for IDPs in South Sudan

Target group

Communities in Nasir and Ulang of Upper Nile state.


Emergency relief of the current situation, collaboration with a local partner must lead to a sustainable solution to improve food, nutrition, security, and hygiene and eventually the livelihood of the internally displaced persons.

Goals overview

The project goals are to improve:

- Timely access to safe, and sufficient quantity of water for drinking, cooking, and personal and domestic hygiene through rehabilitation boreholes
- Access to safe, sanitary, and hygienic living environment through provision of sanitation services that are secure, user-friendly and gender-appropriate through construction of communal latrines
- Access to improved hygienic practices, hygiene promotion and delivery of hygiene products and services on a sustainable and equitable basis through distribution of sanitary kits, training of hygiene promoters and water management committees