Many people are displaced, many villages are submerged in Ruwweng Administrative area due to flooding.
Floods have displaced an unspecified number of people in Ruwweng Administrative area, including the capital Pariang. The displaced are now living in the open and lack basic needs. Director for information in Ruweng,
Miakol Makuach many villages have been submerged in water.
Pariang County was previously part of Unity State but is now part of the Ruweng Administrative Area. It borders Unity State (Rubkona and Guit Counties) to the south, Upper Nile State (Panyikang County) to the east, and Jonglei State (Fangak County) to the south-east. The northern edge of the county forms part of the international border with Sudan.
The northern half of Pariang County falls under the Eastern flood plains livelihood zone, while its southern half falls under the Nile-Sobat Rivers zone.
The County Commissioner says more people continue to cross to Tonga town in Panyikang County of Upper Nile State. Boutros Biel stated that over twenty families are leaving the villages daily from Fangak through Phom to Upper Nile State. He disclosed that over 600 households from Fangak had recently arrived in Malakal Town.
They do not have access to medicines, shelter, and food.
Annually, torrential rains caused havoc in several parts of the country, including Jonglei, Lakes, parts of Central and Western Equatoria states.
According to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCA), an estimated 90,000 people have already been affected by floods in South Sudan.
Jonglei state governor called on national and international organizations and all the people of goodwill to assist
The heavy rains destroyed homes and agricultural fields and forcing families and their livestock to higher ground.
He calls on humanitarian organizations and the government to support the affected population.
The low-lying flatlands of the Eastern Flood Plains are prone to flooding even with light rains. Receding waters leave behind fertile, loamy soil, however, flooding tends to restrict agricultural activities.