UK envoy to visit flood affected areas
By Mandela Nelson Denis
The United Kingdom Special Envoy on Famine Prevention, Nick Dyer who is currently in South Sudan will visit some areas affected by floods in the country.
Speaking to the press after a closed door meeting, the Minister of humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Peter Mayen, revealed that the special envoy is in the country would assess the situation.
“The envoy is moving to the field to assess the situation, we don’t have enough resources to respond to the humanitarian needs of the seven states”, said Peter.
Peter added that it is important that the envoy will visit some of the areas affected by floods.
Meanwhile the United Kingdom Ambassador to South Sudan Chriss Trot said that Nick Dyer’s coming to the country was to discuss about the challenges facing human train support.
“Our envoy came here to talk with the minister about challenges faced during humanitarian support, we are engaging with the government to find ways on how to respond to the floods”, said Chris.
However there are limited resources to respond to the needs of persons affected by floods across the country, this is among the challenges faced by the Ministry.
Currently there are almost 12,000 Internally Displaced Persons in Mangalla.
Peter Mayen revealed that seven states and 30 counties across the country were badly hit by floods and are in need of humanitarian support.