Emergency Wash Services
THESO's director guides the Japanese Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Japanese
Drinking Water and Sanitation Services
Wash in Emergencies Training
Without water, people will die or move on in search of it. At times of crisis, women and children are more susceptible to illness and death from diseases that are often caused by lack of sanitation, inadequate safe water and poor hygiene. Without access to basic water and sanitation services, and without the practice of good hygiene, the danger of diarrhoea, cholera and other disease outbreaks is high.
THESO works to provide clean water, basic toilets and to encourage basic hygiene practices in emergencies in its operations.
According to the UNICEF-WHO 2017 Joint Monitoring Programme, over 61 per cent of the population of South Sudan practice open defecation, and the few existing sanitation facilities are mostly in disrepair. The worsening economic crisis has negatively affected the cost of delivering WASH services. Institutional capacity is fragmented and communities that are unable to afford clean water have reverted to using contaminated water sources. Shortage of fuel is increasing the cost of water trucking, a service that is vital in areas such as Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites.
THESO responds with a package of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions. Response programmes range from rapid and limited interventions in acute emergencies – such as the distribution of water purification tablets and family water kits during crisis – to comprehensive long-term interventions in complex emergencies.
Donors and Partners
The Health Support Organization programs and activities are made possible by the help of our donors and partners who we continued to work hand in hand in addressing the plight of the South Sudanese people.
Our donors include:
Our partners include:
Through our joint commitment with our donors and partners, we continue to work together for better health.