Reference : V-P-SS-E-00526
Date : 07/2014
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Juba. A woman and her child look at a cholera poster distributed during an information session by volunteers of the South Sudan Red Cross.
Photographer : KRZYSIEK, Pawel
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : From the ICRC web site: South Sudan: Cholera threatens lives of thousands during harsh rainy season
23-07-2014 Operational Update
With the rainy season nearly at its peak in South Sudan, cholera continues to spread in the war-torn country. The South Sudan Red Cross is working hard to prevent further spread of the epidemic in Eastern Equatoria and Upper Nile states, supported by its Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners.
Inadequate sanitation conditions and a lack of safe drinking water put thousands already affected by violence at further risk.
In Torit, the ICRC and the South Sudan Red Cross have created a temporary emergency water treatment system that is providing up to 40,000 people with safe drinking water.
The ICRC and the South Sudan Red Cross are also:
* improving the existing water supply system and extending networks to reach cholera treatment centres and primary health centres in Kodok;
* setting up water treatment in Lul for some 6,000 people;
* installing oral rehydration stations in key locations affected by the outbreak;
* constructing some 125 latrines in important public places such as schools and markets;
* distributing soap, buckets and jerrycans.
Since the beginning of the epidemic in mid-June, the ICRC has:
* provided hygiene items, chlorinated water and increased water supply in Juba and Torit prisons;
* constructed 300 latrines in Awerial County in Lakes state, home to the single largest concentration of displaced people in South Sudan, to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions and as a preventive measure against cholera.
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