Gov’t allocates 10 million dollars to flood victims

By Tereza Jeremiah Chuei

President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his interim Cabinet has allocated ten Million United States Dollars (USD) to help the flood affected area.

Speaking during the closure of the 6th Governor’s Forum, President Kiir urged the Humanitarian partners to add their support as well, citing that the 10 million USD wouldn’t be enough.

“I am also aware that most of the security and governance challenges…. are worsening by floods-endured humanitarian crisis, through out the country, floods have come with multiple problem, they have displaced communities, brought water borne disease, as well as destroyed crops” said Kiir.

“This year will be a very difficult year for the country, it’s for this reason that we in the interim government allocated 10 million United States Dollars to support flood affected communities” Kiir continued.

Meanwhile, reports from United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR, indicated that about 900,000 people have been directly impacted by floods, and water have swept away homes and livestock, forced thousands to flee and inundated large swathes of farmland, worsening an already dire food emergency.

The UN report stated that among the states, for instance Unity State has become an island surrounded by floodwaters, all roads in and out are impassable and only boats and airstrip serve as lifelines for Humanitarian aid to reach 460,000 people.

In Maban, Upper Nile State, trucks carrying food and much needed aids are unable to reach the vulnerable population.

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