By Mary Poni
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in South Sudan has called on the government to take further measures to improve the security situation in the country to address the combined challenges affecting people’s livelihoods in the country.
The Chief Representative of JICA in South Sudan Mr. Sagara Fuyuki said that once security situation is improved, humanitarian aids and development projects can also make further outreach to the communities.
“We are also aware that people are facing a complex disaster of flood together with the flood crisis and the insecurity at subnational level in all the regions,” said Mr. Fuyuki
“I want to take this opportunity to call on the government to take further measures to improve the security situation in the country to address the combined challenges in the country,” the JICA country chief in South Sudan appealed.
Mr. Fuyuki said it’s clearly known that the flood digester has severely affected the lives of people in the country as it has been continuing for about four years and the impact is catastrophic because of the highest level of water and the worst inundation for the last sixty years.
He made the statement yesterday during the handover ceremony of emergency relief goods from the People of Japan for the South Sudanese affected by flood in the country’s regions.
He said the flood has taken away people’s lives, properties and livelihoods and it has led to displacement of a huge number of people causing the backdrop of the economy and devastating the society in the country.
Mr. Sagara Fuyuki offered his deepest sympathy to all the affected population in the whole affected regions who are trying to survive in this critical situation.
He expressed his sense of solidarity with the people working on humanitarian support in both government and other various partners for working tirelessly to deliver the support to those vulnerable people in this difficult situation of insecurity and at the same time encountering flooding including waterborne disease like malaria, typhoid and many others.
Fuyuki promised that JICA will always continue to cooperate with the people and the government of South Sudan for further development of the country.