Over two hundred thousand struggle to access water in Kapoeta East County

Common water points drilled in South Sudan to provide access to clean water. unfortunately out of over 300 of these waterpoints more than 100 are broken down and hopes to repair are deemed unpredictable. Picture by Sebit Patrick, 23rd February 2021

By Daniel Garang

Kapoeta East County is located in the eastern part of South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria State. The county hosts over two hundred thousand (200,000) people. Unfortunately these entire populations share their fewer water points with animals. Juma Justine is the executive director in this county. He say during dry season the population struggles to access clean water. Women also scramble at the water point causing fights.

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