South Sudan

Sleeping peacefully under a net that will protect her family from malaria
Sleeping Peacefully Under a Net
Sleeping peacefully under a net that will protect her family from malaria

Achol is a refugee from South Sudan and a mother of four. 

She fled her home the night her husband was killed.  She traveled on foot for seven days over difficult terrain with her youngest in her arms to reach Kakuma refugee camp.  

At one point along the way she was separated from her eldest daughter and has not seen her since.  She worries about her son and two remaining daughters as many children in the camp have had malaria and some have even died.

Despite her exhaustion, she is among the first to line up the morning that insecticide-treated bed nets, provided by Nothing But Nets supporters, are being given out to refugee families.

She smiles big when she receives the bed nets that will protect her little ones from this deadly disease.  Though many challenges remain ahead, that night Achol slept peacefully for the first time in many weeks, as she knows malaria-carrying mosquitoes will no longer touch her family.

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Photo: Michael Muller

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Life-Saving Nets in South Sudan

Population at risk for malaria: 10,800,000

Malaria cases in 2012: 1,125,039

Malaria deaths in 2012: 1,321

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Nothing But Nets in South Sudan

Nothing But Nets has worked with the MENTOR Initiative - a British-based malaria control group - to prevent malaria in South Sudan: particularly for refugee and internally-displaced person (IDP) populations.  Since 2012 Nothing But Nets has distributed 110,000 bed nets in South Sudan and supported additional malaria control efforts that help reduce mosquito populations and therefore the transmission of malaria. 

In 2014 Nothing But Nets supporters responded to an emergency appeal from the MENTOR Initiative to ensure resources were available to maintain their very positive malaria control results through the upcoming summer months.  Because of supporters like you, the MENTOR Initiative has been able to reduce the rate of malaria deaths in three UNHCR refugee camps to nearly zero.  This vital work must continue, or all the progress since 2012 could be lost.  Nothing But Nets is grateful for the fast and generous response from our supporters who are making sure this does not happen.

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South Sudan
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