South Sudan: A Dyke to Prevent Flooding and Offer Alternatives Livelihoods

The LWF continues to support reconstruction efforts in South Sudan, which gained independence in 2012 but is still recovering from decades of conflict with neighboring Sudan.

Unusually heavy rainfall from June to September 2012 affected an estimated 220,000 people in Jonglei State alone, destroying crops, houses and basic infrastructure including roads. Thanks to collaboration between the LWF and local residents, rehabilitation of a 30-kilometer dyke helps to control flooding and provide alternative livelihoods such as fishing.

In Twic East and Duk counties in Jonglei, around 33,000 returnees currently receive the LWF’s support towards small-scale farming and fishing.