South Sudan President Declares State of Emergency for Flood Victims


JUBA – President Salva Kiir has declared a state of emergency in parts of South Sudan where flooding has displaced more than a million people.

Most South Sudanese affected by floods are in the Bahr el Ghazal and the Upper Nile regions. At a news conference Wednesday in Juba, Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Preparedness Hussein Maar Nyuot said the floods have destroyed hundreds of farms.

“The impact of the floods on the livelihoods of our people is that farms are completely washed out. So there is a serious crop failure and their houses and homesteads are completely submerged under water,” Nyuot said…readmore

Source: VOA


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