From public speaker systems to posters, most of the messages around the pandemic from the government and World Health Organisation are passed on to communities in English, rather than in Arabic or their local language. TOCH is filling this critical gap in some of the areas where they work – including Kuajok, Warrap State and Rumbek, Lakes State – by raising awareness in the languages people actually understand.

“When we did our radio program, communities were able to call back and ask questions or give comments,” said Laker. “Many were saying that was the first radio show organised in their local language and were asking us to let these messages reach other communities who do not have access to radios.”

click on the link below to find more on how TOCH South Sudan is responding and adapting to the multiple crises of hunger, intra and inter-communal violence in addition to the COVID 19 pandemic from an interview with Safer-World ,Safer-World with funding from European Union is supporting peace and resilience project being implemented by TOCH South Sudan in kwajok,Tonj North and Tonj South

The work referred to in this piece is part of a project on peace and resilience in South Sudan, funded by the European Union.

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