Project Need: $341,576
Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes due to the conflict that has convulsed Sudan’s border states since South Sudan became an independent country. Last year 1,000 refugees started arriving daily in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State fleeing conflict in Blue Nile state across the border. More than 40,000 people have now been registered at the Doro refugee camp, about 40km from the border with Sudan.
The scarcity of food, clean drinking water and accessible sanitation are common problem for the refugees. They have to wait for five to six hours to get clean water and at times have to walk to the market to get the basic needs, bearing in mind the majority are sick and hungry. The U.N. World Food Program is having problems supplying enough food into this remote area as the population in the camp is still growing.
At the end of February 2012 we had completed drilling two boreholes, equipped with hand pumps, in different locations within the camp. Already they are overcrowded with women and girls who wait in queues with their plastic containers to fetch water.
Training locals to be self-sufficient in maintaining these wells and basic water treatment systems.