Access to water in IR SS areas of operation (Warrap, Eastern and Central Equatoria States) is below the minimum standard of 500 persons per hand pump. WASH cluster data indicates that in CE State there are 1,493 persons per hand pump and 1,216 persons per hand pump in EE state and 1,500 persons per hand pump in Warrap state. One borehole serves over 20 villages – and besides drinking water, it also brings disease and ill health. According to IRW-SS assessment of Terekeka County, Some pumps are corroded and produce brownish water that smells and they believe they will get stomach diseases if they drink from it. Typhoid, acute diarrhoea and respiratory infections have all increased this year because of the dirty water from the pump and the untreated ponds which are contaminated. With the current displacements in the three states due to civil war the population is increasing and so the existing water source is already overstretched and over used by communities and animals. Shortage of water also affect women as they have to walk two to three hours to get to the pump, then they have to push each other for the water, girls will have to spend longer hours at the water source which deprives them of school. This scarcity has also caused clashes and rifts among communities. State government in these areas insist that the population needs more boreholes. Mini Water Solar Yard is strongly recommended as it will serve bigger population. Over 80% of households in Terekeka County do not have a latrine and practice risky hygiene behaviours that are reason for high rates of diarrheal infections.

Improved water sources will be of great benefit ensuring that communities access potable, safe and clean water.

IRSS has so far constructed over 350 hand pumps, 04 mini solar water yards, rehabilitate over 300 defunct hand pumps with major defects and supported the construction of over 14 blocks of institutional latrines in over 7 Schools and over 6 health facilities served with institutional latrines. Over 3 emergency camps served with over 10 blocks of emergency latrines each with 10 stances while carrying out hygiene awareness sessions. Beneficiary communities have been trained and supported to manage the water points and carry out maintenance of the water and sanitation facilities. Over 20 villages trained on Community-Let Total Sanitation (CLTS) resulting to scores of households and villages declared Open Defecation Free (ODF).

Experiences, Capacity and Competencies

IRW-SS is an active member of WASH, Food Security and Livelihood, Health and FI/NFI/Shelter. It is a member of various working groups such as cash transfer markets, M&E, WASH, Agriculture, Cholera Prevention etc. IRW is equipped with 2 Lorries, 2 Land Cruiser Hard Tops, 3 Land Cruiser Pick Ups and 2 Station Wagons. It has a total of 50 staff in South Sudan of who 2 are expatriates. IRW SS has worked with various stakeholders such as WFP, UNICEF, WHO, UNMISS, FAO, UNDP, ECHO, CHF, IOM and receives support from IR partners based in various countries such as IR UK, IR Canada, IR USA, IR Sweden, IR Germany etc. In 2016, IRW has delivered humanitarian services to a total of 100,000 vulnerable individuals in South Sudan. Below are funding successfully implemented by IRW-SS

Grants received for successful intervention of WASH Services in South Sudan:

  • Integrated Response in South Sudan (IRIS) was funded by IR USA at USD 800,000 was a WASH and Food Security Livelihood project implemented in the States of Jubek and Jonglei. This project has benefited 72,000 since 2014/16
  • Construction of a solar powered mini water yard at Moroyok village based in Rejaf Payam – Juba County is creating peaceful coexistence between IDPs residing in PoC and hosts community in Moroyok village of Juba. 300 HHs (1,800 people) have benefited from the USD 49,000 project funded by UNMISS in 2015.
  • Integrated Response for Disaster and Conflict Affected IDPs, Returnees and Vulnerable Communities in Warrap – South Sudan was funded by IRUK at GBP 500,000 is a WASH and Food Security Livelihood implemented is the state of Warrap. This project has benefited 32,000 people since 2014/16.
  • WASH Project for Underserved Communities and Guinea Worm Affected Areas of Eastern Equatoria State was funded by UNICEF at USD 800,000 in 2015.
  • Improvement of WASH infrastructure and Scale Up of emergency assistance to IDPs in Juba. Cost USD 350,000. Funded by CHF/UNOCHA in 2014
  • Provision of Primary health Care Services with a funding value of USD 200,000. Funded by IR Germany
  • WASH Services to the underserved community of Central Equatoria and Eastern Equatoria) States targeting 47,122 people. Cost USD 800,000. Funded by UNICEF (2016/1 year)
  • Gurei Water Assistance through Solar Power in Gurei I Juba targeting 4,460 people. Cost USD 38,413. Funded by UNMISS (2016)
  • Rejaf Water Agro Solar Irrigation Project in Mugoro village Rejaf East targeting 5250 people. Cost USD 42,771.1. Funded by UNMISS (2016)
  • Supporting the transition from humanitarian crisis through recovery to sustainable economic development in Warrap State, South Sudan targeting over 30,000 people. Cost Euros 1.5M. Funded by BMZ/Germany. The 3 years project started in 2015.
  • Support to Women in Alternative Farming Technology in Terekeka County funded by IR Canada in 2016 with a funding value of CAD 232,235 (GBP 115,275)
  • Emergency Support to Conflict Affected People responding to emergency need to Camps in Central Equatoria State with a total funding value of CAD 313,080

We endeavor to:

Protect life and dignity
Empower communities
Campaign for change
Strengthen the Islamic Relief family

Sectors of intervention:

  • Integrated Emergency WASH, Food security and Health Nutrition
  • Emergency Nutrition
  • Food security and Livelihood
  • Seasonal Programmes (Ramadhan and Qurbani)