PROVIDING CLEAN WATER
Brings Hope and Health
Alaska Health Project South Sudan
59% of the population in South Sudan lacks access to safe drinking water. When you join our giving community you are saving lives. Since 2008 we have worked in Fangak County, South Sudan to bring safe drinking water, agricultural development, improved sanitation and the construction of two medical clinics. Bringing hope and health for life in South Sudan.
Fighting Famine with Farming
We work with over 400 family farms
Over half the farmers are women
Providing food for 2,456 children
In South Sudan over 8 million people are expected to face severe food insecurity in 2022. Three years of consecutive flooding and 5,000 new refugees in Old Fangak have intensified the problem in our region. Alaska Health Project South Sudan fights food insecurity by providing seeds, seedlings and tools to small family farms. Over half our farmers are women. Our agriculture program is feeding 2,456 children. More...
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t's not the message you want to hear any time. A phone call from Juba, South Sudan letting us know that a trader boat we contracted, loaded with all of the supplies needed for six water wells and elevated platforms (for flooded areas), sank on the Nile River.
2,300 bags of sand and gravel. 14 barrels of fuel. 6 India Mark II pumps for water wells. 100 hoes and 100 digging bars for our farmers. In total 166 tons of material destined to help the people of South Sudan. All lost except one key piece of equipment. One of our PAT 301 drilling rig towers—the only item salvaged.
The photo above shows the drilling rig being loaded onto the salvage boat. All of the remainder of equipment and supplies were not salvageable.
The cause of the accident was due to the loss of the trader boat's outboard motor. Unable to navigate, the bow of the boat became lodged against the river bank. And then the powerful current of the Nile tipped the boat and caused it to take on water. Nothing could be done at that point.
It took a day before a team could get to the site, north of Bor, and begin to see if anything could be salvaged. In all $80,000 of materials and supplies lost to the river.
The trader boat company has promised restitution. However this can take months or even years. But our program cannot wait. We are asking you to help us replace the materials so that the drilling program can resume before the floods of July and August.