Daily life in Jamam refugee camp, South Sudan
Nearly 30,000 refugees from the conflict in Sudan’s Blue Nile region have arrived in Jamam – a village in the remote Upper Nile state of South Sudan – since the start of 2012. Oxfam’s team in South Sudan is providing clean water, public health and sanitation in and around the new camp. With many more people expected to come, Oxfam is scaling up our response.
Oxfam moved staff and supplies in to the area late last year in anticipation that a big influx of people could come as the fighting in Blue Nile intensified. In December 2011 Oxfam chartered three planes from Juba (the capital of South Sudan) to bring up staff, food, camping equipment, and equipment such as generators, submersible pumps and water pipes.
Posted 15 March 2012.