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Greater Northern Bahr el-Ghazal has been greatly affected by heavy rains which has caused flooding which has destroyed farms. The effects of heavy rainfall in Aweil [Photo by Abraham Agoth]

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The South Sudan Red Cross says it has started evacuating hundreds of people affected by floods in Fangak State.   South Sudan Red Cross Volunteers evacuating vulnerable
Is There Any Hope For Its Young People?   A child assembles toys made out of clay, these include a war tank and helicopter gunship [Gurtong photo]


More Than 20,000 People Affected By Floods In Jonglei, South Sudan   Twic East County Commissioner in Jonglei state says more than 20,000 people have been displaced by the floods in the area. Flooded homes in Jonglei State [File photo-UN]

By Jacob Achiek

BOR, August 9, 2016 [Gurtong] – Yearly, thousands of people face severe

The Governor of Jonglei State is calling on the entire residents of the state not to leave the region due to fear as fighting continue in other parts of the country since fighting broke out at the presidential palace [J1] on 08th July 2016.   Jonglei State Governor
The UN Under-secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen R. O’Brien today paid a visit to Wau State to assess the humanitarian situation on the ground. United Nation Under Secretary General for the Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relieve Coordinator Chief Stephen O’Brien [File Photo]

By James Deng Dimo

WAU 02 August 2016 [Gurtong] – The visit comes a month after violence erupted in Wau town forcing thousands of civilians to flee to the UN camp, schools and churches for protection.

O’Brien was accompanied by a high profile of UN agencies operating in the Country and was received by the state governor Andrea Mayar Acho in his office.

While briefing the Governor about his visit, O’Brien urged the State government to provide security, protection and free access to humanitarian agencies in order to deliver aid to the affected people.

“We are here to sit with our partners and to provide those in need and to discuss with you the opportunities on access and protection safety to those concerned,” said O’Brien.

“We know very well that it is very tough to deal with such circumstances in this country and this is why we are sharing this with you these opportunities we have about the access, protection and the safety of the concerned,” he said.

“Of cost whenever you have people who have been subjected to save lives, we must always do whatever we can to protect civilians and to make sure that they are provided lifesaving and protection that they need and that is why am here with my partners to support them,” he added.

On his part, the State Governor, Andrea Mayar Acho assured O’Brien of his government’s commitment to provide free humanitarian access to the UN agencies and called for more support to the affected population.

The Catholic diocese in Wau State which is currently accommodating thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) has proposed the relocation of the IDPs out from its compound in order to provide learning space for students to resume their studies. IDPs camp in Wau [Photo by

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