Over one million South Sudanese families have already escaped the violence and famine and are taking refuge in northern Uganda. While the government of Uganda is welcoming these refugees, the infrastructure needs are great. Bidibidi is a refugee camp that has been created in Uganda since the outbreak of fighting last year. In the span of just 6 months this camp, which now stretches 22 kilometers, has become a home for nearly 300,000 people. One of the greatest needs in Bidibidi is proper sanitation. Without sanitation facilities, thousands of families are at risk of cholera and other preventable diseases.
As a member of the Integral Alliance, and working with local partner Here is Life, World Renew has already constructed 770 communal latrines, serving 38,500 people. These communal latrines, each built to serve 50 people, have been vital and effective in preventing the spread of disease and meeting the needs of the refugees in their settlement process.
With the conflict showing few signs of slowing down, the South Sudanese families cannot expect to return home and will likely remain housed in Bidibidi indefinitely. As families settle, there is now a need to build more permanent household latrines.
Your donation will enable World Renew to construct these household latrines, providing much needed support to the thousands of South Sudanese families who have fled conflict and famine in their own nation.
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