Over the past two years, more than a million South Sudanese refugees have escaped to Uganda, fleeing the violence of civil war and famine in their home country.
But their fight for survival doesn’t end when they arrive. Due to the overwhelming influx of people, Uganda’s infrastructure can’t provide enough access to safe water for refugees and their local host communities. And without an understanding of healthy sanitation and hygiene practices, deadly waterborne illnesses can spread quickly. The United Nations has declared this refugee crisis the largest in Africa, and the need is both urgent and enormous.
Here’s how Water Mission has been responding:
Yet with more refugees arriving every day, the need remains desperate. You can help us provide long-lasting safe water systems that empower refugees and host communities alike.
To join our response efforts, please give today.