Following the declared state of emergency at the Sudan – South Sudan border regions by the Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, leading to the total closure of routes coming to South Sudan, Unity State has become food scarce with prices soaring on the available quantity.
Commissioner Gedi reported that his people are seriously facing starvation. “Traders are willing to transport the small foodstuffs that they have, but they are frightened by air bombardment from the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) because Abiemnhom is one of the nine Counties of Unity State seriously targeted by air raids,” Gedi said.
Gedi appealed to the State government and the UN to act quickly in saving the live of innocent civilians by supplying them with food and humanitarian need for the next four months until the next harvest season.
Unity State is also badly hit by fuel shortage hence affecting commodity transportation from Malakal.