Concern is responding in two locations: Juba in Central Equatoria and Bentiu in Unity State. We are also continuing our programmes in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, which has been largely unaffected by the conflict.
- Many people have no food or money to buy any. Concern, with the support of WFP, are now leading General Food Distributions in UN House camp (Juba 3). So far, we have distributed over 234 metric tons of food to 13,648 people in UN House camp
- People were only able to bring with them what they could carry and many of their homes have been looted or burned down. Concern has distributed parcels of essential household items such as: blankets, soap, jerry cans and shelter materials to 2,288 families in UN House Camp
- Malnutrition often goes hand-in-hand with conflict, especially among the most vulnerable - children. Concern has so far screened 10,766 children in Tomping and UN House camps for malnutrition. We are also treating children with moderate and severe malnutrition.
- When Concern first arrived in Bentiu, they were greeted by scenes of horrific violence. The needs in the camps were desperate: People were only able to access five litres of water per day, which had to cover drinking needs, as well as washing hands, bathing, cleaning clothes and dishes. Concern is now ensuring that IDPs are receiving 17.4 litres of water per person per day, which is above the international minimum standards. At least 30,000 people now have access to safe drinking water, as per SPHERE standards.
- When Concern first arrived, there were only 16 latrines to serve over 8,000 people. They were in such bad condition that hardly anyone was using them. Concern has since constructed 112 latrines, so there is now one latrine for every 39 people. These latrines are also equipped with hand-washing facilities. A total of 86 showers have also been built.
- We're also educating children about hygiene and the spread of disease. Concern has led eight demonstrations for household water treatment and recruited 16 hygiene promoters. This work has had a major impact: so far, there have been no cases of cholera or children dying of diarrhoea in the Bentiu camp.
- Concern has started a nutrition programme in Bentiu Town since 4 March. So far, 69 children with severe acute malnutrition have been admitted. Because of the high number of cases of moderately malnourished children being recorded, Concern is planning an expansion of its nutrition response.
- Concern is preparing to lead a shelter and essential items distribution in Panyijiar. So far, for this purpose, 2,000 solar lights have been procured, with a further 8,000 planned