PROVIDING CLEAN WATER
Brings Hope and Health
62 wells successfully drilled to date.
Alaska Health Project South Sudan
59% of the population in South Sudan lacks access to safe drinking water. When you join our giving community you are saving lives. Since 2008 we have worked in Fangak County, South Sudan to bring safe drinking water, agricultural development, improved sanitation and the construction of two medical clinics. As of May 2023 we have successfully completed 59 water wells and work with over 800 small family farms. Bringing hope and health for life in South Sudan.
Fighting Famine with Farming
We work with over 800 family farms
Over half the farmers are women
Providing food for 2,456 children
In South Sudan over 8 million people face severe food insecurity. Four years of consecutive flooding and thousands of refugees in Old Fangak have intensified the problem in our region. Alaska Health Project South Sudan fights food insecurity by providing seeds, seedlings and tools to small family farms. Over half our farmers are women. Our agriculture program is feeding 2,456 children. More...
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Conflict in Sudan
Refugees arriving in Old Fangak (above).
Boat full of refugees on the Nile River (right).
The ongoing conflict in Sudan has displaced an estimated 2.8 million people as of July 15, 2023. An estimated 250,000 refugees have crossed the border into South Sudan. "An enormous emergency has arisen," according to Comboni Sister Elena Balatti in the border city of Malakal. There is a shortage of food, water, medicine and medical care for these refugees. Our team in Old Fangak is working with other humanitarian agencies to assess the situation and see how we can respond. They report that onboard the boats carrying refugees to South Sudan "26 people died inside the boats because of hunger—19 children and 7 adults." Several thousand men, women and children have arrived in Old Fangak. This will put an even greater demand on the water points. AHPSS is now making plans to help the village areas receiving the most displaced people. Our goal is to increase the availability and accessibility of clean drinking water. We are considering a water yard—a tower with tanks and multiple water taps—as one possible way to aid in this crisis.