Crown hotel donates to Mangalla IDPs
By Mandela Nelson Denis
Mangalla internally displaced persons received relief items from crown Hotel management. The items that donated include cartons of food items, water and water tanks that will help ease the life of thousands.
Speaking during the donation of the relief items the owner of crown hotel, who also doubles as the Lebanese counsel to South Sudan, Ali Myree said that they were in solidarity with the Bor people who got displaced by the recent floods that swept away their belongs.
“Today we are here with the entire members of crown hotel and Skyline Construction Company in solidarity with our brothers and sisters from Bor, coming here to share with them whatever we have is great, it reminds the people that they are not forgotten”, said Ali.
Ali compared what happened to the people of Bor to the recent gas explosion that occurred in Lebanon leading to loss of lives and property, and urged everyone to render support to the affected persons.
He further vowed to liaise with the Lebanese community in Juba to contribute to the internally displaced persons in Mangalla.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Humanitarian and Disaster Management, Peter Mayen Majongdit welcomed the donations from Ali and appealed to any support available from across the country to be extended to the IDPs.
“there are over 250 families that come here every day and this donation means a lot to them, they lack water, medicine and whatever shared by Ali and the team will greatly support them”, said Peter.
However, in an exclusive interview with Juba Monitor a mother of six children, Rebecca Yol said that ever since they came, they have never received any support in terms of food and medicine.
Rebecca whose Husband is blind said that she is depending on the little savings she came with to buy food stuffs for the family and welcomed the donations from Ali and Crown Hotel members.
“life is hard, there is no water, food and medicine, we sleep under trees at the moment until we get tents”, said Rebecca.
Sarah Nyadech, a program associate of World Food Programs revealed to Juba Monitor that registrations are underway to know the numbers of people at the camp, so that food can be distubuted.
“we are registering the persons here and currently we have 12,000 people and the number is increasing, once we are done by registration, we shall embark on giving food”, said Sarah.
According to Sarah most of the families are currently sleeping under trees because of lack of enough tents.