IOM South Sudan Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Unit – 2018 Annual Report


654,150 individuals reached in 2018 through WASH interventions


376 boreholes rehabilitated

43 new boreholes drilled

2 surface water treatment system (SWAT) built

1 water yard built


9 institutions supported with construction or rehabilitation of institutional latrines

3,735 latrines maintained in Bentiu, Malakal PoC sites and Nazareth Collective Center, Wau


24,658 WASH NFIs and menstrual hygiene management items distributed

532,653 individuals reached with hygiene promotion


14,677 men, women, girls and boys engaged through GBV awareness activities at the IOM WASH operation sites

475 IOM and partner staff trained on GBV mainstreaming, prevention, response and PSEA

In 2018, an estimation of 5.6 million people needed WASH services throughout South Sudan.

IOM is one of the main WASH providers in Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Bentiu, Malakal, and Wau, as well as internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in collective centers in Wau town. IOM’s WASH emergency preparedness and response (EPnR) team demonstrated capacity to rapidly scale up mobile interventions in remote locations in 6 different states. In addition, IOM has managed 50 per cent of the WASH core pipeline in South Sudan, successfully supporting the WASH cluster to maintain a high level of preparedness for new onset of emergency needs.

Gender equality and the prevention, mitigation and awareness of gender-based violence is being mainstreamed through the WASH intervention, building upon the success of efforts to ensure the active role of women in managing water resources, as well as promoting participatory risk-reduction activities. In addition, since October 2018, the WASH team is implementing EVD preparedness response in areas close to the boarders to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Ugandan through setting up WASH facilities at Point of Entries and health facilities, and conducting health and hygiene promotion activities.

Source: International Organization for Migration