Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are linked in many ways. Poor hygiene, inadequate access to clean drinking water, and lack of sanitation facilities cause millions of the people to die from preventable diseases each year, and children are particularly affected. In South Sudan, one third of children under the age of five suffer from diarrhoea. Continuing conflict and neglect in the country have also made access to clean water scarce, a situation that often leads to intercommunity conflicts.
We are constructing latrines to help reduce the spread of waterborne diseases, especially for children. In partnership with local communities, we are establishing fair water distribution systems which will also cut down the high costs of buying drinking water as well as medical costs to treat preventable diseases. We are also raising awareness on safe hygiene and better sanitation to improve the overall health condition of vulnerable