Handover of fish market in Bor

Monday June 20, 2016

Fish Market

The Humanitarian and Development Consortium [HDC] on Tuesday 14th June, handed over the newly constructed fish market funded by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan at Bor dock in Jonglei State to the community. The fish market's construction is one of many quick impact projects that UNMISS is funding across South Sudan.

State government officials, representatives from organisations both community based organizations and international were present during the handover ceremony. The Deputy Director of the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) James Jok Alier spoke at the handover saying,

“The reason why we are happy is because they have saved our women groups from the burning sun, from rains and above all from unhygienic environment,” James Jok said.

Speaking during the ceremony, Jonglei Governor Philip Aguer Panyang thanked UNMISS and HDC for the gift to the peoples of of Jonglei. He advised the traders in the fish market to maintain hygiene and sanitation at the port, and stressed that the establishment of the fish market was a crucial part of building peace among the communities in the region.

“This market is not only a structure for selling fish in Bor but it will also be used as a tool for mobilizing communities across the whole region to come together, conduct business together and co-exist,” he noted.

The Mayor of Bor municipal Council, Akim Ajeth Buuy called upon the residents of Bor to work for peace and unity in the market. Authorities pledged that the centre will be equipped with refrigerators and women trained on how to preserve fish.

With gratitude to Gurtong.

2.2 m
persons displaced across South Sudan since December 2013
HDC works in camps to provide food, shelter, livelihoods and protection services
Mission:
The mission of HDC is to support vulnerable people affected by crises to attain dignified and prosperous lives through impactful community resilience and practical, innovative programs.
HDC has been an
active national NGO in East Africa for ten-years
– a clear track record of strong commitment to the communities we serve.
HDC is honoured to partner with
DanChurch Aid, CARE South Sudan, CARE Netherlands, Government of The Netherlands
HDC
is honoured to partner with many organizations,
including UNHCR, UNMISS, UNDP
Last year HDC
worked with over 30,000 people in need across South Sudan.
Today in South Sudan
less than 1% of girls will complete their education.
A girl in South Sudan
is 2X less likely to have access to education than a boy.
According to UNICEF, 72%
of children in South Sudan did not have access to school last year.
<13%
of people in South Sudan have access to sanitation facilities
HDC constructs sanitary facilities and conducts advocacy interventions that endorse better hygiene practices
5.1 million people
are facing severe food insecurity today (IPC)
1.9 million people
are displaced in South Sudan (OCHA)
2.4 m
face severe food insecurity due to displacement and adverse climate
HDC supports improved resilience and productivity by distributing seeds, inputs and implements
2 million
South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)