83% of Southern Sudanese, according to the National Baseline Household Survey from 2009, live in tukuls, which are mud and thatch huts.  I went inside several on my field visit because many of our facilities (the majority of the PHCUs) are run out if them. They’re actually very cool inside because of the shade, plus the wind which comes in under the thatched roof.


Sudan tukul (I draw pretty pictures)

However, I don’t fully understand why – if southerners are so very very tall on average (Dinka men are often 6’6+) – the houses are so short.  🙂

Langi PHCU

(The houses aren’t actually all that short… however the entrances are a wee bit low.)



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