Flood devastates Boma, Jonglei

By Nema Juma

The authorities of Boma and Jongolei States are calling for an urgent assistance following the devastating flood that killed and destroyed crops, houses and livestock in several villages of the two states.

Without specific statistics Boma State Minister of Information, John Kaka said that the ongoing flood which started Wednesday has displaced thousands of residents and claimed lives.

He expressed that displaced residents have nothing to eat and where to sleep because of the heavy rain that affected the area.

“As you know our government is suffering from economic crisis caused by our own people and as a government we have nothing to do but we are just asking for the   humanitarian support from the non-governmental organizations,”  John told Juba monitor on telephone interview from Boma State headquarters yesterday.

“We are not asking only the non-government organizations but anybody who is willing to help, it could also be   individuals so that those affected can be assisted, “he added.

He appealed for the distribution of mosquito nets, blankets, and tents and also clothes because people were exposed to risky environment due to the disaster.

Executive Director of Duk- Padiet County Elijah Manyok, said that there is still heavy floods in the County and over 2300 people have been displaced to the nearby churches and schools for shelter.

He also said that the food that the world food programme distributed two weeks ago was not enough and most of the people missed out.

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