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05/14/2015

Thank you for your support over the past seven years.

We completed our assistance activities in South Sudan at the end of January 2015.

During the civil war that lasted for more than 20 years until 2005, refugees were forced to keep themselves hidden, sometimes behind bushes, under inhuman conditions. In 2006, cholera claimed more than 500 lives due to particularly poor water and sanitation conditions.

JEN had been working on assistance for water and sanitation condition improvement for returnees in Central Equatoria State since 2007. This aim was to encourage their re-settlement and the restructuring of the community through ingenious material assistance.

In our assistance approach, we not only installed wells and latrines, but also provided returnees with training such as well rehabilitation/maintenance/inspection, which would allow them to solve water and sanitation issues on their own. Our hygiene education, sometimes including fun puppet plays and songs, involved the community and students to ensure the familiarization of correct knowledge.

Our project had become positively effective; no one in the area which JEN had been working on contracted cholera during the outbreak in South Sudan last year. It greatly showed that our patient effort had been bearing fruit and the local community had been developing.

Finally, we would like to thank the on-site staff who have made a huge contribution to our project with an appreciation of self-reliant support. They have earnestly addressed the issues and withstood any challenge with enthusiasm and effort.

South Sudan is the youngest country in the world. Although we ended our field assistance activities, we believe that our friends in South Sudan will continue to work on building their country with passion.
    
【Training for well rehabilitation】
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【Children watching a puppet play with sparkling eyes】
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May 14, 2015 in South Sudan |