South Sudan ranks among the world's most impoverished nations, facing dire humanitarian conditions due to violent conflicts, a struggling economy, and deficient infrastructure. With more than 70 percent of the population requiring humanitarian assistance, the South Sudan Red Cross, with support from the GRC, is dedicated to aiding the communities in the Western Equatoria region. Our efforts are focused on enhancing water and sanitation provisions while promoting health initiatives.
One of the biggest challenges for the people in the communities of Maridi and Ibba is an inadequate water supply and absence of proper sanitation facilities. These poor hygiene standards pose an increased risk for the outbreak of diseases such as cholera and typhoid - especially at schools. Furthermore, there is a marked scarcity of hygiene essentials, especially for women and girls during menstruation. Additionally, awareness regarding sexual and reproductive health remains limited.
The South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC), with assistance from GRC, is improving access to clean water and adequate sanitation in Western Equatoria.
In addition, the South Sudan Red Cross is carrying out important educational work in the communities on the topics of hygiene and health prevention in order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Together with the South Sudan Red Cross, we are committed to creating a better and healthier learning environment in schools.
Humanitarian WASH and Health Assistance for vulnerable populations in Maridi and Ibba Counties, South Sudan / and strengthening South Sudan Red Cross in Disaster Readiness
Western Equatoria, Maridi and Ibba municipalities
01.01.2023 - 31.12.2025
German Federal Foreign Office and GRC/donations
South Sudan Red Cross