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Jonglei governor calls for humanitarian assistance for flood victims

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December 16, 2012 (BOR) - The governor of Jonglei state, Kuol Manyang, has called upon humanitarians agencies to assist Ayod and Duk counties which have been hit by food shortages following the late start of the rainy season in May and heavy flooding in August and September.

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Displaced children in Jonglei fetch water using a submerged hand pump following flooding (UN)

“The challenge in Ayod and Duk counties is hunger because of the floods in the state this year. In Ayod people survived on water lilies, wild fruits and leaves,” said Manyang.

According to Manyang, the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC) and World Food Program (WFP) have already made assessments of the food situation, and urged them to quickly deliver to the affected people.

Manyang said, with regards to assistance, "the earlier the better" as if it is delayed until May, next year’s rain may delay it further, to March.

Between September and November heavy floods affected most of the villages in Ayod, displacing hundreds of people to Ayod county centre. The influx of water and a lack of mosquito nets has led to an outbreak of malaria. There has also been increased cases of the kala-azar disease.

In August the South Sudan Red Cross reported that 34,000 people’s homes had been destroyed by flooding in Jonglei.

(ST)

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  • 17 December 2012 05:53, by Jalaby

    No rain till May and then huge flooding when it rained later, what you call all that? I believe even the sky is punishing the bad people because of the evil activity of SPLA/M, South Sudan people need to revolt against SPLA/M and make Arab Spring otherwise they will continue to be under the siege from all the directions:left to right, right to left and up and down!

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    • 17 December 2012 06:00, by Jalaby

      It’s a good idea that the south is separated from north otherwise all the problems and difficulties that the south is going through then Jonobean will put all responsibilities on us as Arab/Jalaba, if it doesn’t rain then Arab/Jalaba will be responsible and if it does rain heavily and damage their crops again Arab/Jalaba will be responsible, no doubt cattle raiding,

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      • 17 December 2012 06:08, by Jalaby

        even the $4bn that authorities in the south embezzled they will add that to our responsibility either!
        I’m saying that because our previous experiences with Jonobean have taught us great lessons, if we take Addis Ababa agreement as an example, the main reason for the collapse of that agreement was the conflict between the south-south itself and Arab/Jalaba had nothing to do with

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        • 17 December 2012 06:16, by Jalaby

          the collapsing of that agreement, Jonobean were deeply divided over whether to keep the south as one region as Addis Ababa agreement had stated or to divide it into 3 regions like the rest of north Sudan when former president Nimery decided to divide the north into several regions and pass some power to them deducted it from the central government in Khartoum!

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          • 17 December 2012 06:25, by Jalaby

            The conflict at that time between 2 groups:Dinka from one side under the leadership of Abel Alier, this group strictly backed the one region idea and firmly refused any change to Addis Ababa agreement clauses, simply because Dinka used their huge number in the south (close to half of the south population) to win the election and control the south and dividing it into 3 regions

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            • 17 December 2012 06:35, by Jalaby

              will automatically end the dominant of the Dinka over the south and allows them to rule Bahr el Ghazal region only because they have majority over there, the other group was Equatorians with their alliances of all other tribes like:Nuer, Chulluck, Ferteit,etc and that group was under Joseph Lagu leadership, and that group strongly stood behind dividing the south into 3 regions

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              • 17 December 2012 06:53, by Jalaby

                and ending Dinka dominanat then free and fair election was conducted between the deeply 2 divided groups and Equatorians and their allied other tribes won the election and badly beat Dinka, Equatorians got the mandate from southerners to divide the south and the engineer Mr. Joseph Tombara (Azande) who became the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the South started the process

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                • 17 December 2012 06:58, by Jalaby

                  of dividing the south, Nimary realized that dividing the south is the choice of the people of the south and under the pressure of Equatorians Nimary divided the south into 3 regions and that prompted Dinka to rebel from Bor city, Abel Alier was in Bor at the time when the rebellion occurred and that rebel happened under his bless and encouragement,

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                  • 17 December 2012 07:02, by Jalaby

                    that rebel was never against the central government in Khartoum but against southerners choice when decided to divide the south, Dinka didn’t accept the result of that selection despite it was so free and very fair

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                    • 17 December 2012 08:50, by South Dengjok

                      Dear Me,
                      u r idiot buyers of Jalaba,how can we be brother and sister while we have different color,culture and religion and u r,buyers,looters,terrorist,greedy,gay and all kind of shit and we r normal good people who respect God,don,t count us we could never accept brother like u dat is why we separated from u and totally we will never give u hand in any S.Sudan resource cuze I know u r poor.

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    • 17 December 2012 09:01, by South Dengjok

      Dear wife of Israel,
      Look,the rate of dollar is 6.5 in North Sudan compared 3.5 which country Among two has got economy stability for this deflation and inflation of Dollars? it is show dat u r suffering Globally and da economy is affected u seriously,dat is why da Goverment coup is become dominance from u ,u just need 2 be assisted as da refugee cuz da resource u were looting from SS is not with

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  • 17 December 2012 09:53, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    Thank to governor for the humanitarians assistance to the affected counties i hope the call will be answered positively

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