Friday, August 7, 2020

Flood displaces 150,000 in South Sudan

At least 150,000 people have been uprooted from their homes due to heavy flooding in the eastern Jonglei state in South Sudan, local authorities said on Friday.

Gabriel Deng Ajak, state director for Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, said thousands of people have been displaced in most parts of Jonglei region, which has also been experiencing inter-communal violence since July.
He said the water level has risen by 1.5 meters following heavy rainfall since July.
Inter-communal violence has affected 400,000 people in the region prior to flooding, Ajak said.

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