The lack of safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene practices have left a large proportion of South Sudan’s population at persistent risk of preventable waterborne diseases.
The recent violence and large-scale displacement of people to areas without sufficient access to clean water and proper sanitation has greatly increased their vulnerability. Poor sanitary conditions pose a major public health risk, including potential cholera outbreaks.
AFAA’s immediate priority is to provide safe drinking water and emergency latrines, and promote good hygiene in order to prevent outbreaks and the spread of water related disease.
In particular, AFAA will: