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Aweil Flood Victims Appeal For Help

Flooded houses in Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State in September 2012. Most of the affected were in low-lying villages and they lack food. [Gurtong | File]Flooded houses in Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State in September 2012. Most of the affected were in low-lying villages and they lack food. [Gurtong | File]Payam Acting Administrator, James Garang Maduok told journalists that thousands of people have been displaced by the August-September heavy rains and their crops were destroyed by the water.

“These people had been moved into camps where they were hoping for support from aid agencies and government but this has not been looked into. I am reappealing to the humanitarian agencies for the urgent response into this matter,” said Garang.

According to the state authorities on relief and rehabilitation, more than 1,000 IDPs have been registered from Aluel, Warcum, Maluil-akong Maduany villages in Aweil West County.

Garang states that most of the affected were in low-lying villages were forced out of their homes and they lack food.

He says humanitarian organizations have been notified about the dire situation but no response has been received.

Most of the states have been hit by heavy rains which resulted to evacuations of homes and permanent displacement in Jonglei, Unity and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states topping the list with high records of several deaths and waterborne disease outbreak.

Recently, the state authority of Northern Bahr el Ghazal responded to assist the victims of floods with settlement land at Udhaba and Apada highlands.

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