IGAD Calls for global support to South Sudan

By Bullen Bala Alexander

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Especial Envoy for South Sudan Dr. Ismail Wais has appealed to the international community to support South Sudan in current situation.

Dr. Wais made the appeal after conducting meetings with South Sudan officials such as the Vice President for infrastructure cluster Taban Deng Gai, Vice President for Services Cluster Hussein Abdulbegi and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Jemma Nunu Kumba on Thursday in Juba.

Addressing the press Dr. Wais said the situation in the country needs collective effort to support the increasing triple disaster in the country.

He described the flooding, insecurity (fighting) and COVID-19 pandemic as a triple disaster in the country which all have negative impacts on the South Sudanese people.

According to Dr. Wais the floods, insecurity and COVID- 19 pandemic threat has put the life of South Sudanese to danger as many have been displaced in the country.

“Today I would like to appeal to all the friends, region, and international community that South Sudan is in dire need of help, especially the recent flooding in the country need a really attention from International community to give full support in order to reduce the suffering of the people,” Dr. Wais said.

However, he commended the parties for their continuous efforts towards implementation of Revitalized Peace Agreement in the country, adding that though it is slow but there is progress.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Jemma Nunu Kumbo appreciated the special envoy to South Sudan for his effort to engage the parties to implement the Revitalized Peace agreement in the country.

“We had very good meeting with Dr. Wais and as an IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan he encouraged us to continue with implementation of the remaining unimplemented chapters,” Nunu said.

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