Project information

South Sudan Emergency Appeal

Samaritan's Purse UK is currently working to rehabilitate wells and drill new boreholes, providing access to clean water for 35,000 people in Unity State, one of the places named by the UN as the most vulnerable.

January 2017 - May 2017

Charity information: Samaritan's Purse International Limited

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  • Need

    Need

    On the 20th February the UN and the South Sudanese Government jointly announced that 100,000 people in Unity State are facing starvation, with one million more on the brink of famine. We are seeing first-hand the impact of this hardship in the Samaritan's Purse field office in Unity State, South Sudan. Men, women and children are suffering and beginning to lose thier lives due to lack of food and clean water.

    Solution

    Samaritan's Purse UK is currently working to rehabilitate wells and drill new boreholes, providing access to clean water for 35,000 people in Unity State. Dirty, potentially life-threatening water is the only option available to many who are forced to settle in places where there are no functioning wells. With drilling equipment already on the ground and trained teams available, we are uniquely positioned to provide clean water and help prolong the lives of these vulnerable people.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide clean water to 35,000 people in Unity State, South Sudan.


    Activities

    » Samaritan's Purse will rehabilitate wells and drill new boreholes in Unity State for 35,000 people at risk of starvation.

    What success will look like

    By the number of rehabilitated wells and new boreholes and the number of lives saved through the provison on clean water for vulnerable people living in Unity State, South Sudan.


  • Impact

    Impact

    35,000 vulnerable people living in Unity State, South Sudan will have access to clean water. Water committee's will be established so that the local community can maintain the wells and boreholes long after Samaritan's Purse have gone. Along with sanitation education, clean water will enable the health of the community to be transformed. Diarrhoea and skin infections will significantly decrease with access to clean water.

    Risk

    Insecurity within the project area - Samaritan’s Purse in South Sudan will be monitoring the security situation in Unity State both from the regional field base in Pariang County and from the main office in Juba. Juba personnel will periodically join WASH staff in the field base of Agok to assess security perimeters within the compound itself to ensure safety of all SP staff members’ working and living quarters.

    Reporting

    Donors will receive six month progress reports which will include personal testimonies from community members who have benefitted from the project.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £200,360

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      Amount Heading Description
      £9,126 Training costs training costs for water committee development
      £29,370 Water system costs water system costs
      £21,450 cargo shipment transport groun cargo transport ground and air
      £1,170 sanitation and hygiene Sanitation and hygiene costs
      £56,325 salaries and on-costs salaries for local staff- trainers, technicians and programme mangers
      £62,968 shared direct costs shared direct costs
      £9,594 vehicle maintenance and fuel Vehicle maintenance and fuel
      £10,357 Other costs Other costs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    individual supporters £177,360 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    The project is located in Unity State, South Sudan, in particular Abiemnhom & Mayom counties.
    Presently, Unity State houses 550,000 of the 1.6 million South Sudanese IDPs within South Sudan and in neighbouring countries. Typically most donor-funded WASH projects in South Sudan focus only on IDP needs. SP however has found that host community members’ quality of life diminishes significantly as they compete for resources with IDPs.

    Beneficiaries

    35,000 Internally Displaced People living in Abiemnhom & Mayom counties of Unity State, South Sudan will benefit from the project. Unity State houses 550,000 of the 1.6 million South Sudanese IDPs within South Sudan and in neighbouring countries. 8 ,500 IDP and host community members willhave improved household and personal hygiene and sanitation practices. While the direct project beneficiaries targeted are 4,500, it is expected that rehabilitated water points will in reality serve a lot more.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Samaritan's Purse has been serving at-risk populations in southern Sudan and South Sudan for nearly twenty years and has an extensive background in regional WASH programming. After the conflict of 2013 erupted, Samaritan's Purse amplified its efforts to emergency levels using its operational capacity in South Sudan to respond swiftly to complex disasters and to implement emergency programming.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    WaSH Programme Manager

    Oversees the successful implementation of water and sanitation activites, have budgetry and project managment control

    Health And Hygiene Coordinator

    Oversees the successful implementation of health and hygiene education in the community

    Water Technician

    Drills the boreholes/rehabilitates wells and ensures their maintenance with the help of local water committees

    WaSH Health And Hygiene Trainer

    Trains community members in health and hygiene practices