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Humanitarian response to South Sudan conflict
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  • 2 Zero Hunger
  • 3 Good Health and Well-being
  • 4 Quality Education
  • 5 Gender Equality
  • 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 17 Partnerships for the Goals
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Annual report showcases projects of member NGOs and voices from the field

27th August 2021

In South Sudan, the humanitarian situation has continued to deteriorate even after the formation of the new Transitional Government of National Unity in February 2020 due to drought, pest damage, and the spread of a new coronavirus infection, in addition to the long-term civil war, and the number of refugees who have fled to neighboring countries has reached approximately 2.2 million. Many children have lost their parents or were separated during the evacuation, exposing them to risks such as violence and child labor.

JPF supports education and protection from violence in South Sudan, child protection and distribution of goods in Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, as well as the prevention of the new coronavirus infections. In the Annual Report, we introduce the activities of our member NGOs and voices from the field.

Click here to view the FY2020 Annual Report on page 18.

Debriefing on PLAN's Support for South Sudanese Refugees

29th July 2021, 23:30

PLAN International Japan (PLAN), a JPF member NGO, held an online debriefing session on its JPF program to support South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

In the session PLAN introduced its support project for children through the Child friendly space, distribution of sanitary kits to girls and women, and activities focusing on young people who are often left out of the support.

Read here for more
https://www.plan-international.jp/news/event/20210727_29790/

Activities to Improve Women's Menstrual Hygiene in Refugee Settlements

1st June 2021

Last month, May 28th was Menstrual Hygiene Day, and here is a video of the activities of Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), a JPF member NGO, to improve women's menstrual hygiene in South Sudan refugee settlements and surrounding communities in Kenya. They are distributing cloth menstrual pads and creating an environment where all community members, including men, are interested and can support each other.
The girl says happily, "These cloth menstrual pads have given me confidence.”

Read the article here
https://peace-winds.org/activity/kenya/19825

ADRA Helps in South Sudanese Refugee Camps in Ethiopia

18th May 2021 15:00

ADRA Japan, a JPF member NGO, is implementing a sanitation project in a South Sudanese refugee camp in western Ethiopia.

In the Kule refugee camp in Gambella State, Ethiopia, the penetration rate of non-public, household-based toilets is less than half of the total number of households. ADRA is implementing the installation of household latrines. ADRA is also working on the installation of barrier-free toilets to facilitate access for refugees with disabilities who live in wheelchairs or on crutches due to the injury from civil war and infectious diseases such as polio.

WVJ Child Protection Project in Refugee Settlements

25th April 2021 14:00

  • Members of a community-based committee for child protection ©World VisionMembers of a community-based committee for child protection ©World Vision

World Vision Japan (WVJ), a JPF member NGO, is implementing a child protection project in the Bidibidi refugee settlement in northwestern Uganda as a JPF program.

The Bidibidi refugee settlement is the largest refugee settlement in the countries surrounding South Sudan, and more than half of the refugees are children.

Many of these children are separated from their parents and have no legal guardians, and are exposed to various risks such as gender-based violence and child labor.

WVJ provides children in refugee settlements and host communities with the support they need, tailored to their individual cases, to ensure that they are protected from all risks and can live safely.

PWJ Assisting People Affected by the Conflict

29th March 2021 18:00

JPF member NGO Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is providing humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected people in Jubek and Torit states of South Sudan.

In South Sudan, the world's newest country that gained independence in 2011, humanitarian crisis has persisted. This is due to armed conflict continuing due to political strife, the food crisis deteriorating, Ebola virus disease originating in the Democratic Republic of Congo being a persistent threat there, and the influx of repatriated refugees.

PWJ is working to improve sanitation and to secure safe water through providing trainings on measures against infectious diseases such as cholera and Ebola, sterilizations to ensure hygiene, and improvements on water supply and sanitation facilities such as wells and toilets.

SCJ’s Child Protection Project for the South Sudanese Refugee Children

27th February 2021 20:00

  • Child projection training ©Save the ChildrenChild projection training ©Save the Children

As part of the JPF program, JPF member NGO Save the Children Japan (SCJ) is implementing a project to protect refugee children in northwestern Uganda who have fled South Sudan.

Since the beginning of the crisis in South Sudan, many children have fled to Uganda as refugees. These children are living in environments where they are at risk of abuse, neglect, early marriage, corporal punishment, and child labor. Many have lost their parents or were separated during the process of displacement and are living with relatives or foster families. The spread of the new coronavirus has also had a serious impact on child protection, including increased violence in the home.

In order to create a system that allows community-led child protection to continue even after the project has ended, SCJ provides child protection training to community organizations and government officials, as well as training for leaders in parenting practices that do not rely on corporal punishment.

WVJ’s Educational Assistance in South Sudan

29th January 2021 7:00

  • Temporary schoolhouse ©WVJTemporary schoolhouse ©WVJ

As part of the JPF program, JPF member NGO World Vision Japan (WVJ) is currently supporting education in the Upper Nile, South Sudan, as an emergency response.

Since 2013, South Sudan has experienced a series of spontaneous warfare throughout the country, and this has led to a serious humanitarian crisis. The education system, which was already fragile prior to the civil turmoil, has deteriorated further due to the prolonged conflict.

The school that WVJ supports in Baliet County, Central Upper Nile State, is in danger of closing if the necessary support does not arrive, so WVJ is helping to ensure that children do not lose access to education. They provide a safe learning environment and training for teachers so that the children can learn safely. The photo shows a temporary schoolhouse constructed at one of the supported school sites.

PLAN's Protection Project for Children and Young People

15th December 2020 20:00

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As part of the JPF program, JPF member NGO Plan International Japan (PLAN) is implementing a project to protect children and youths in Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement and the host communities in Arua District, Uganda, who have been affected by the conflict.

Refugee young people lack employment opportunities, and many do not have the means to earn an income. As part of this project, PLAN offers courses to 18- to 24-year-olds to help them acquire a means of livelihood. Participants are learning high-demand skills such as shoe repair and baking.

WVJ's Educational Assistance

20th November 2020 19:00

  • Teacher visiting students to help them study from home ©WVJTeacher visiting students to help them study from home ©WVJ

As part of the JPF program, JPF member NGO World Vision Japan (WVJ) is currently implementing a project that supports education in the Upper Nile, South Sudan, which is currently in an emergency period.

WVJ's assistance project is in Baliet County, Central Upper Nile State, where there is education is at risk of being disrupted due to the prolonged conflict. WVJ is supporting vulnerable children through repairing school facilities and providing teacher training for improved quality of education so that the children can be provided with a safe and secure learning environment.

PWJ's Hygiene Awareness Training at Refugee Settlements in Uganda

24th October 2020 20:00

  • Practicing proper hand washing outdoors ©PWJPracticing proper hand washing outdoors ©PWJ

As part of the JPF program, JPF member NGO Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is currently providing housing and hygiene support in public facilities for South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda.

Last month, PWJ conducted a hygiene awareness training at Kenavaly Primary School inside Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. The training was conducted with a minimum number of people, including members of the school's health club and the club's advisory teacher, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The purpose of this training was for the attendees to learn about hygiene habits for disease prevention and to maintain and manage hygiene and water supply facilities in the school. They discussed topics such as proper hand washing and knowing how infectious diseases are transmitted, and they ended the training with a discussion on future plans for the health club.

PLAN's Support for Children and Young People

24th September 2020 22:30

  • Dividing into groups and growing vegetables ©PLANDividing into groups and growing vegetables ©PLAN

As part of the JPF program, JPF member NGO Plan International Japan (PLAN) is implementing a project to protect children and youths in Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement and the host communities in Arua District, Uganda, who have been affected by the conflict.

Even though more than half of the refugees living in the Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement are children under 18 years of age, and a quarter of all refugees are young people between ages 15 and 24, support for children and youths have been limited. PLAN hosted a vegetable garden session as part of its project to promote the healthy development of children and youths. The project’s goal is to make children and youths aware of the importance of shared responsibility through working in groups and taking care of the vegetables.

AAR’s Educational Assistance Project

31st August 2020 18:15

As a JPF grant project, JPF member NGO Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR), has been delivering educational assistance in the refugee settlement for South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda.

Last month, AAR conducted 10 workshops for community leaders of the refugee welfare council who are in charge of disability affairs. The purpose of these workshops was to improve the level of understanding that parents and community members have about children with disabilities, as currently there is a lack of support for children with disabilities in terms of both in-home learning experiences and physical support while attending schools.

The workshops provided a forum for participants to engage in discussions on a variety of topics, including the challenges faced by children with disabilities as well as the challenges in the communities and among parents. Community leaders who participated at this time will provide support for the next workshop to be held for parents of children with disabilities.

Comic Books Explaining the New Coronavirus to Children

30th July 2020 20:00

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As a JPF grant project, JPF member NGO Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is currently providing comprehensive support to improve living conditions for South Sudanese refugees in the Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement.

PWJ has created and distributed a comic book for children that explains what the new coronavirus is and how to prevent infection. This was created by pediatricians and mental health professionals in the U.S., and the illustrations and messages were modified by a Kenyan cartoonist to make them more accessible to Kenyan and refugee children. It depicts preventative actions against infection while conveying the facts and risks to children who are already fearful of death and social sanctions associated with COVID-19.

Children were delighted to read the comic book, which was created in both English and Swahili, saying, "Look, this is a corona comic book!” By the time they finished reading it, we could see them distancing themselves from each other as they said, "2 meters!”

We heard one child say, “Kids and adults around me talk about ‘corona’ every single day, but I didn't understand what it was or think about it seriously, so I'm glad that I was able to learn about it through this comic book. From now on, I want to practice proper hand washing and covering when coughing, and tell people around me how important these practices are.”

Impact of COVID-19

30th June 2020 0:00

South Sudan, a country which has been experiencing conflict since 2013, has had close to 2,000 COVID-19 cases and over 30 deaths. “COVID is going to hit hard, but not necessarily in the way that we think [with people simply being infected and dying from the virus],” said the UN official with its mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). In a nation with already fragile healthcare system, response to COVID-19 will strain other health care services such as vaccinations, maternal health services, and treatments for curable diseases like malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia. The UN official added that South Sudan may see a greater number of deaths due to the collapse of the healthcare system than from COVID-19 itself.

UN NEWS: https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/06/1066952

PWJ’s Experiential Sanitation Improvement Session

26th May 2020 20:00

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As a JPF grant project, JPF member NGO Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is providing comprehensive support to help improve the living conditions of South Sudanese refugees in the Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement in Kenya.

For the refugees living in Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement and residents in the surrounding communities, cholera and other fly-borne infectious diseases have become a serious problem. These diseases are caused by the ubiquity of the open defecation practice, and also due to the fact that the surrounding villages do not have enough toilets for the number of residents.

PWJ’s sanitation improvement project ultimately aims for zero open defecation, and the first step, or the triggering session, was held at this time. In each village, this session takes around three hours where people learn about how their village lacks health and sanitation facilities such as toilets and how people can be victimized by diseases caused by open defecation. Participants went through experiential learning that led them to a raised consciousness about the matter, taking ownership of the issue and the need to fix them.

Please visit the PWJ website for more details on the session, “Challenging the Practice of Open Defecation: Experiential Sanitation Improvement that Changes Behaviors.”
[First Half] https://peace-winds.org/activity/kenya/17981
[Second Half] https://peace-winds.org/activity/kenya/17988

AAR Hosting a Parasports Meet

25th April 2020 23:00

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As a JPF grant project, JPF member NGO Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR) has been delivering educational assistance in the refugee settlement for South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda.

In late February, a parasports event was held in the refugee settlement. In the Palorinya Refugee Settlement in which AAR works, there are quite a few people who have a bias against children with disabilities, regarding them as “cursed” or that their disabilities were caused because “they were touched by witches.” To combat these biases and to promote understanding of diversity and disabilities, they hosted a parasports meet where children with and without disabilities could enjoy themselves together.

On the day of the parasports meet, the children played goalball, a parasport that was originally created for those who are blind or visually impaired and is played with a ball that has a bell inside. Spectators were diverse, including refugees who live in the settlement, the other local residents, students’ parents, and teachers’ families. They all cheered quietly to make sure the players can hear the bell while they played.

The game proved to be an exciting activity for everyone. Whether the students were with or without disability, they got to interact with those from other schools with whom they have few opportunities for interaction on a daily basis. They seemed to have been greatly encouraged by each other.

(Note: In late February when this sports meet was held, there were no COVID-19 cases reported in Uganda.)

AAR’s article can be read here: https://bit.ly/34SGWef

Monitoring at Project Site in Kenya

4th March 2020 11:30

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As part of JPF’s humanitarian response program to the conflict in South Sudan, multiple JPF member NGOs are implementing assistance projects for South Sudanese refugees who have fled to neighboring countries. One of these projects is by Japan International Support Program (JISP), who operates a child resource center (CRC) for South Sudanese and other refugee children at the Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement in Kenya. Things have progressed since the CRC was set up two years ago, and JISP now also focuses on development and training of refugee adults so that they can take ownership of CRC operations themselves.

In late February, JPF Monitoring and Evaluation Division staff visited the site, monitored their activities, and interviewed people. We hope that the CRC would continue to serve the children well so that those who live in the refugee community can live safely.

JISP’s report can be read here.

AAR Assisting Children with Disabilities

22nd February 2020 19:00

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JPF member NGO Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR) has been assisting South Sudanese refugee children with disabilities living in Uganda. In the region in which AAR’s project takes place, there is quite a lot of prejudice against children with disabilities, so AAR is training leaders and schoolteachers in the refugee communities to help establish a supportive system for these children. There are plans for a sports festival where children with and without disabilities can enjoy themselves together.

Read more about AAR’s activities here: https://bit.ly/38ZNsAy

Humanitarian Response to South Sudan Conflict: Life in Refugee Settlement

30th January 2020 19:00

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As a JPF grant project, JPF member NGO Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is supporting South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda in the areas of housing and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) at the health center. The people have fled South Sudan and are now living in the Imvepi Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda. PWJ staff reports on how the residents are making the most of external assistance as they combine it with their own wisdom and ingenuities in their daily lives at the settlement.

Read PWJ's account here: https://bit.ly/316dT4L

Humanitarian Response to South Sudan Conflict: Nutrition Program in Refugee Settlement

30th December 2019 11:00

Save the Children Japan (SCJ), a JPF member NGO, is implementing programs to protect refugee children in northwestern Uganda who have fled South Sudan, and to improve the environments in which they are being raised. Over 800,000 refugees have fled South Sudan and arrived in Uganda. SCJ is providing nutritional support at the Mother Baby Area in the refugee settlement.

The so-called first 1,000 days of life, or the time between the woman's conception and the child turning two years old, are a crucial period of time for the child to grow up healthy. However, children are often not receiving proper nutrition when the family is living as refugees, so SCJ provides counseling for pregnant women and mothers, assesses children's nutrition, and connect families to health services when there is need. Also, in the popular cooking lessons provided at the settlement, participants learn how to cook highly nutritious dishes using inexpensive and easily accessible ingredients.

Find out more about SCJ's program here: https://www.savechildren.or.jp/scjcms/sc_activity.php?d=3102

Humanitarian Response to South Sudan Conflict: JPF member NGO PLAN's Activities in Their Child Friendly Space

28th November 2019 14:24

  • Members of the children's club learn how to make reusable sanitary pads ©Plan InternationalMembers of the children's club learn how to make reusable sanitary pads ©Plan International

JPF member NGO Plan Interntional Japan (PLAN) is promoting protection and hygiene among South Sudanese refugee children who have fled to Uganda. PLAN has launched a children's club for those who have been actively participating in their child friendly space, a space designed to protect children and to offer psychosocial care during disasters and conflicts.

The children's club offers its members an opportunity to discuss a variety of topics including children's rights, challenges that children face particularly during crisis times, the importance of education, and other issues adolescents struggle with such as menstruation or early marriages and pregnancies.

Through these opportunities, children acquire the knowledge necessary to protect themselves, and also serve as ambassadors and share the lessons they learned with other children in their community.

Through their child friendly spaces and children's club activities, PLAN strives to strengthen child protection by enhancing the capacity and knowledge among children themselves as well as among the adults in the community.

Read more about PLAN's activities here:
https://www.plan-international.jp/activity/report/20191030_5632/

Plan International: For the Children's Smiles

2nd October 2019 19:30

  • South Sudanese children playing in child-friendly space ©PLANSouth Sudanese children playing in child-friendly space ©PLAN

JPF member NGO Plan International Japan (PLAN) is working on the protection of South Sudanese refugees, who have fled to Uganda, and also on hygiene promotion. PLAN launched and manages a child-friendly space designated to protect children and offer psychosocial care during emergency times. There is great expectation for the child-friendly space to help reduce stress among children who have fled conflict. We sincerely hope for a day when we can take for granted that these children are smiling every day.

TICAD7 side event: Stories from people delivering aid to refugees and IDPs in Africa

4th September 2019 19:30

On Aug. 28, JPF member NGO Peace Winds Japan (PWJ)held a TICAD7 side event (held in Yokohama from Aug. 28 through Aug. 30) titled "People forced to leave their homes: Stories from people delivering aid to refugees and IDPs in Africa." Members of the JPF Public/Media Relations Division also attended to hear about JPF funded programs being carried out in Uganda, Kenya and Mozambique (Humanitarian Response to South Sudan Conflict, Emergency Response to Southern Africa Cyclone Idai).
At the event, three PWJ members delivering aid on the ground took the podium, and introduced the situation on the ground and what assistance they were providing, along with photos. Based on their experience, they talked about the situation of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) as well as issues that they face while delivering aid, which was all very interesting.
We also heard about how life on the ground has been for them. Their experiences varied depending on their dispatched location, and it was amusing to hear some honestly expressing their envy towards another's circumstances. After the panel discussion, students interested in topics such as development aid and the refugee problem asked many questions, resulting in a very lively Q&A session that went on until time ran out.
The atmosphere was relaxed throughout the event, but at the same time, it was also clear that staff members of JPF member NGOs were facing various difficult issues and harsh conditions on the ground. We hope that those working on the ground will continue to look out for their own health and safety as well when delivering aid.
We express our gratitude to the PWJ staff who helped make this a very successful event. We were able to hear valuable stories thanks to your hard work. We were also happy to see the JPF logo in some of the photos from the ground. Thank you again!


Humanitarian Response to South Sudan Conflict: Bettering lives by improving sanitation and hygiene conditions

12th August 2019 22:0

  • The floor of the makeshift clinic at the refugee camp is still sand (Sudan) ©PLANThe floor of the makeshift clinic at the refugee camp is still sand (Sudan) ©PLAN

Plan International Japan, a JPF member NGO, is carrying out programs in Sudan and Uganda to protect South Sudanese refugee women and children, and improve their sanitation and hygiene conditions.
The refugee camp in Sudan is especially difficult to access, and conditions are very harsh. Within Sudan, the state of White Nile, where they are carrying out their programs, is accepting the largest number of refugees from South Sudan, but in some locations, several hundred refugees are sharing one latrine. Many of the makeshift clinics within these camps are built using corrugated metal and plastic sheets, and are not sufficient to provide adequate medical care.
The construction of more than 500 household latrines and a semi-permanent clinic are planned. We hope that people at the refugee camp will be able to live under improved sanitation and hygiene conditions through these programs.


Humanitarian Response to South Sudan Conflict: Improving the conditions of South Sudanese refugee women and children

17th July 2019 19:30

  • A forest was cleared to make room for a refugee settlement in Uganda ©PLANA forest was cleared to make room for a refugee settlement in Uganda ©PLAN

Plan International Japan, a JPF member NGO, launched programs in Sudan and Uganda to protect the South Sudanese refugee women and children, and to improve their sanitary conditions.
At a refugee camp and host community in the district of Arua, Uganda, they are educating parents on the protection of children and running a kodomo hiroba (child friendly space) to provide children with protection and emotional care. In addition, they are building household latrines and clinics in a refugee camp and host community in the White Nile State in Sudan.
We hope that these programs will secure the safety of women and children living under harsh conditions, and allow them to receive appropriate medical care and live under improved sanitary and hygiene conditions.
▼See here for Plan International Japan's activity report
https://www.plan-international.jp/act.../report/20190704_5275/

JPF Member NGO Activities Report: World Vision Japan Hosting "Refugee Youth Symposium"

11th June 2019 19:30

Today, we would like to let you know about an event hosted by JPF member NGO World Vision Japan (WVJ).

On Saturday 1st June, WVJ hosted a "Refugee Youth Symposium" at Meiji University Surugadai Campus, aimed at having more people think of the refugee issues as their own. The symposium proved to be an opportune time for the audience to hear various speakers from different perspectives, including a former refugee who used to live in a South Sudanese refugee settlement in Uganda, high school students who have visited a refugee settlement, WVJ staff who are working with South Sudanese refugees overseas, and Ugandan Ambassador to Japan as a representative of a country that accepts many refugees.

JPF PR staff attended the event and was intrigued to hear stories from a person who was a refugee himself, visitors to refugee settlements, an aid worker, and somebody who represents a country that takes in refugees. There was quite a variety of attendees at the event that included students and non-Japanese persons, and this seemed to be a great opportunity to have the NGO's activities known to a wider audience. The Q&A session involved accepting questions online via the audience's smartphones, and we found this event exciting overall.

Please read more about the even in WVJ's report here: https://www.worldvision.jp/news/shien/20190604.html

Emergency Response to South Sudanese Refugees: Science Room and Teachers' Residence Completed at Refugee Settlement

13th May 2019 19:30

  • In front of the sign at a secondary school ©AARIn front of the sign at a secondary school ©AAR

As a JPF grant project, JPF member NGO Associaiton for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR) is providing educational assistance in the South Sudanese refugee settlement in northern Uganda. On 25th April, there was a ceremony to officially hand over the science room and teachers' residence that AAR built in the Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda. This is the first science room among the private schools in the settlement. AAR's representative in Uganda spoke at the ceremony and stated the following: "Ten years from now, students who have learned here will be making great strides wherever they may be in South Sudan and Uganda and making great contributions to society. For the people of this community, it is our hope that the science room and the teachers' residence will be well taken care of for many years to come so that the next generation of children could also benefit from them."

Emergency Response to South Sudanese Refugees: JPF Member NGO PWJ

1st April 2019 19:00

  • Training participant explains the infection route using pictures ©PWJTraining participant explains the infection route using pictures ©PWJ

As a JPF grant project, JPF member NGO Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is implementing hygiene promotion activities in the Bidi Bidi and Imvepi Refugee Settlements in northwestern Uganda. In order to lift the psychological burdens for female students so that they can focus on their studies, PWJ has been building toilets, bathing facilities, and shelters, and establishing spaces for girls to change and wash their clothes in case they unexpectedly have their periods at school. They are also providing menstrual hygiene management training so that the girls can learn about appropriate ways to deal with such cases. 

Read PWJ's article here: https://peace-winds.org/activity/uganda/15548

Humanitarian Response to South Sudan Conflict: JPF Member NGO PWJ Building Bathing Areas

14th March 2019 19:00

As a JPF grant project, JPF member NGO Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is promoting hygiene at an camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan through the building of bathing areas. About 7,000 IDPs are living at the Al Mahad IDP Camp where PWJ is constructing bathing areas. Since the camp lacks showers, many IDPs are seen washing their bodies at water supply stations because there were no private facilities to bathe. There was a need for improvements both from sanitary reasons and also to secure protection of women and girls. When the bathing facilities are constructed, female IDPs can safely bathe.

Read PWJ's account of their program here:
https://peace-winds.org/country/s_sudan