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04 April 2016

Samaritan's Purse to Turn on the Tap for South Sudan

Samaritan's Purse to Turn on the Tap for South Sudan

A new appeal, Turn on the Tap, is aiming to provide clean water to over 35,000 people in desperate need in South Sudan.

Samaritan's Purse plans to rehabilitate and install 70 wells for people who currently only have dirty drinking water.

They hope to raise £525,000 in three months.

Simon Barrington, UK executive director at Samaritan's Purse said: "Please help us provide the precious gift of clean drinking water to thousands of families so their lives can literally be turned around."

Starvation and conflict in South Sudan has led to thousands of people relocating to camps for internally displaced people. Angelina moved into a camp with her family of ten children and must walk for six hours in intense heat on dangerous terrain to collect dirty water from a river.

Women and girls risk sexual attacks and beatings on each journey.

Samartian's Purse hopes to transform lives by giving the children and adults of South Sudan clean water from a functioning well nearby, and by enabling mums to go to work knowing their children are healthy and safe at school.

Find out how you can give, or for fundraising event ideas, on the Turn on the Tap website.