Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
IOM is supporting life-saving WASH operations across South Sudan, where the UN estimates that as many as 6.4 million people are in need of WASH assistance.
IOM WASH is setting up, rehabilitating and operating water systems in UN protection of civilian (PoC) sites and other locations to ensure that crisis-affected populations have sustainable access to safe drinking water. IOM also establishes and maintains emergency latrines and other sanitation facilities to ensure access to safe and hygienic living environments.
To help mitigate the spread of disease and build capacity among crisis-affected communities, IOM disseminates hygiene messages and supports implementation of hygiene promotion events and campaigns in PoC sites and other locations across the country.
As WASH Cluster State Focal Point in Upper Nile, IOM coordinates WASH responses for the state.
IOM also supplies partners with emergency WASH supplies through the core pipeline, ensuring that partners have access to critical inputs to implement WASH interventions.
From 2011 to 2015, IOM provided emergency WASH services to Sudanese refugees sheltering in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, improving WASH services for more than 51,000 refugees at Doro camp. IOM handed over WASH responsibilities for Doro to the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development in April 2015.