IOM Sudan and USAID Delegation conducted a three day field monitoring mission to Abyei

Date Published: 
Mar 12 2017

IOM Sudan and USAID Delegation conducted a three day field monitoring mission to Abyei from the 7th to the 9th of March to talk to representatives of both Misseriya and Ngok Dinka communities and to visit the newly built water supply infrastructures in Northern Abyei, difficulty in securing water sources has not only left the population to use unsafe water sources, but also exacerbated pressure for southward seasonal cattle migration into the Ngok Dinka area, where the access for the Misseriyas is currently restricted due to the on-ongoing disputes between the two tribes. Thanks to the generous contribution form USAID and AECOM, IOM was able to enhance access to safe water through the construction of eight new water points and preposition spare parts for future emergency interventions. Through the continuous support from UNISFA IOM was also able to increase livelihood opportunities for both communities through the construction of grinding mill and oil press facilities, the construction of community vegetable farms, rehabilitation of water points, schools and health clinics.