Devastating floods hit South Sudan

Authorities have urged the South Sudanese Government and Humanitarian Organizations to step in and provide assistance immediately to avoid an escalation of malnutrition and diseases

Devastating floods hit South Sudan

World Bulletin/News Desk

More than 18,000 with over 1,000 households have been affected and others displaced from their homes by devastating floods that covered the Maiwut County South Sudan, comprised of 13 Payam/ sub districts in Upper Nile State in recent days.

According to County authorities people are suffering and lacking essentials. Women and children have mostly been displaced due to flooded homes.

Many are still taking shelter at higher grounds and others remain in the open without any food or shelter and no proper medication as water born diseases increases with prevalence of increasing malaria cases where three have already lost their lives.

Authorities have urged the South Sudanese Government and Humanitarian Organizations to step in and provide assistance immediately to avoid an escalation of malnutrition and diseases.

The floods have bee the worst one in two decades and people fear more rains from across the neighboring Ethiopian highlands.

UN agencies led by OCHA and United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNIMSS) have already conducted a brief assessment mission in the area and explained that immediate assistance such as food, cover sheets and medicines etc., will be provided to the displaced people.  

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Ağustos 2013, 16:58
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