HDC and UNMISS Construct Fish Market in Bor

Tuesday May 31, 2016

Fish Market Construction in Bor

The heartbeat of a town is in its markets. There strangers meet and become friends, stories are traded, conversations reveal opportunities for collaboration, and we're reminded that we depend on each other as we exchange what we have for what we want. When a town is in decline its anguish is most visible in the empty markets.

Bor Town, once a bustling and growing city on the eastern bank of the Nile, was one of the spaces hardest hit by the violence that took over our country. Now, two years later, HDC working under UNIMISS's sponsorship is building a structure for the trade and cleaning of fish in Bor. At HDC, we hope that the structure - whose beneficiaries are mostly the town's women - will continue Bor's path to recovery, and create spaces where we may continue to meet one another, and to make a future of exchange and collaboration possible again.

Fish Market Construction - Bor, South Sudan

Our Head of Programmes, Engineer William Ngabonziza was interviewed on Gurtong and pointed out that the fish market was a quick impact project, built in response to a community need for a site at which the fish trade could be conducted. He also emphasised the sanitary aspect of the new construction, telling the reporter that the new facility would include a tiled area for washing and cleaning out the fish to be sold.

2.2 m
persons displaced across South Sudan since December 2013
HDC works in camps to provide food, shelter, livelihoods and protection services
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 is honoured to partner with
DanChurch Aid, CARE South Sudan, CARE Netherlands, Government of The Netherlands
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.
Last year HDC
worked with over 30,000 people in need across South Sudan.
is honoured to partner with many organizations,
According to UNICEF, 72%
of children in South Sudan did not have access to school last year.
A girl in South Sudan
is 2X less likely to have access to education than a boy.
Today in South Sudan
less than 1% of girls will complete their education.
of people in South Sudan have access to sanitation facilities
HDC constructs sanitary facilities and conducts advocacy interventions that endorse better hygiene practices
2 million
South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
5.1 million people
are facing severe food insecurity today (IPC)
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
1.9 million people
are displaced in South Sudan (OCHA)