Carrying a bucket that’s nearly as big as he is, a boy in a camp for displaced people in South Sudan goes to stand in line to fetch water for his family to use.
World Vision works in Twic County in camps like this one, rehabbing or sinking boreholes, providing water, sanitation and hygiene, family tracking to reunite children with relatives, and providing reunification packages for families to help them take in children. Those packages include food, utensils, school uniforms. They also train community watch groups to ensure all is going well with the reunited children.
The camp started in December 2013 after trouble in the Unity State. It hosts 365 households. World Vision dug a well there during the summer of 2014.
“Before the borehole, there was one (well) that was far that we used to go to,” says Aluel Kon Chol, the water management committee chair. “There was conflict. But mostly, we lined up until 10 at night. There are a lot of changes now. Children can bathe and have drinking water during this hot season.”
Photo©2015 Jon Warren/World Vision