Floods and conflict displaced 380,000 people in South Sudan – UN
At least 380,000 citizens from six states in South Sudan have been displaced by way of flash floods and numerous waves of inter-communal clashes, according to the United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).
In the recent report seen by NCMP, UNOCHA says flooding, violence, meals insecurity and Covid-19 continued to heighten people’s humanitarian needs in August.
“People have been affected through flooding in six states on the grounds that May, with Jonglei and Unity the most affected. Many of these affected moved to higher ground within their county and needed humanitarian assistance,” said UNOCHA.
“Recurring violence in Tambura town, Western Equatoria, displaced hundreds of people and impacted humanitarian activities. More than 58,000 people from Tambura remained displaced in eight settlements when you consider that June.”
UNOCHA delivered that in Juba County of Central Equatoria, battle between cattle keepers and host communities displaced about 10,000 people.