South Sudan — Disability, Access & Inclusion Survey Aweil South County (July — August 2022)
Aug 31 2022
Aweil South is one of five counties located in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, in the north-west of South Sudan. Aweil South borders Aweil Centre to the west, Aweil East to the north, Warrap State (Gogrial West County) to the east and Western Bahr el Ghazal (Jur River County) to the south. Aweil South County’s headquarter is in Nyocawany Payam. Even though Aweil South’s local economy, and Northern Bahr el Ghazal’s more broadly, have undergone major transformation towards markets and commercialization of labor, floodwater and local insecurity continue to hinder people’s livelihood opportunities.
Survey findings show that almost one in every four persons (23.7% of the total, or 347 individuals), in Aweil South County has at least one disability that limits their functionality. Among the persons with disabilities interviewed, 26.8 per cent required the assistance of their caregiver to answer the questionnaire.
From a total of 23.7 per cent of persons with disabilities, 42.1 per cent reported to have one disability, and 57.9 per cent reported to have more than one. Specifically, 47.8 per cent reported to have two to four disabilities, and 10.1 per cent reported to have five to six disabilities.