In the past year, Oxfam has helped more than 600,000 people across the country by providing food and water - including almost 40,000 of the most vulnerable in Panyijar county, Unity State. We build and repair boreholes and wells, test quality levels, treat water, and train people to look after and maintain their own water supply.
South Sudan has been facing a cholera outbreak since June 2015. Despite the country being in dry season cholera outbreaks have been confirmed in nice of 32 states, with over 4,700 active cases. Oxfam is preventing the spread of disease by constructing safe, sanitary latrines in camps and settlements, as well as community and household toilets.
Oxfam has seven humanitarian bases across the country and teams are running life-saving activities in other locations where the need is greatest. We are:
- Providing emergency food
- Supporting the most vulnerable people to produce food for themselves and develop livelihoods to support their basic needs
- Oxfam promotes knowledge of waterborne diseases and ways of preventing them. We also build washing blocks and hand-washing stations, and give out kits of hygiene essentials.
- Helping poor and marginalised citizens to claim their rights.
- Helping people flee violence in search of safety
Oxfam is also responding to the refugee crisis in Uganda, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad.
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