Egypt donates 14.2 matrix tons to flood victims

By Wek Atak Kacjang

The government of Arab Republic of Egypt has donated 14.2 matrix tons of medical and other non-food items to help people affected by last year’s floods.

The items include, medicines, and mosquito nets among others. Some of the items would be given to the Unified forces at the cantonment sites, according to officials.

Speaking to the media yesterday from Juba international Airport, Chairperson of Relief and Rehabilitation, Manese Lomule said the donation was going to help the people of South Sudan who were most affected by the floods and those returning from the refugee camps.

“We received people who are returning from Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a result of peace. We are all aware the government of south Sudan has implemented the peace agreement and so people are responding by returning home,” he said.

He noted that Egypt has been standing with the people of South Sudan over the last years.  

Deputy Head of Mission, Sherif Rabie said it is not first time for Eyptian government to donate adding that the government of Egypt has keen to support peace and stability in South Sudan.

Last year floods have wrought havoc in more than 30 counties across ten states and also affected areas including Jonglei, Upper Nile, Warrap, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity, Lakes, Central and Eastern Equatoria States.

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