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Red Cross awards volunteers and journalist, governor donates 10% of salary


May 22, 2013 (BOR) - Earlier this month the South Sudan Red Cross Society in awarded five volunteers and Radio Miraya journalist Manyang Mayom Meen certificates acknowledging their work in the crisis hit Jonglei state, where the government is fighting an armed insurgency.

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South Sudan Red Cross demonstrating in Bor how they evacuate victims from conflict in Jonglei state, May 6, 2013 (ST)

The volunteers who received the award were Edward Panther Nhial, Majur, Ayor Kuchcai, Moses Leek Garang, Gop Yuang Jol.

Radio Miraya journalist, Manyang Mayom, was also awarded for his coverage of difficult events. The Director of the South Sudan Red Cross in Jonglei, David Gai
Deer, said that Mayom’s reports had helped them identify areas that need a humanitarian response.

Mayom thanked the South Sudan Red Cross for recognising his work and vowed to work harder.

Describing his reporting, he said: "I was not a judge and I was putting whatever available for those who make decision to learn from what is happening from the ground without acceleration”.

Jonglei governor pledges one tenth of income to S.Sudan Red Cross

The state governor of Jonglei state, Kuol Manyang Juuk, committed a tenth of his monthly salary to South Sudan Red Cross, as his memberships fee, urging others to contribute to strengthened Red Cross preparedness for the ongoing [mostly man made disaster] disaster management in the state.

While celebrating the International Red Cross and Red Crescent day in Bor on May 6, Manyang acknowledged the important contributions made by Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross during the war time between South Sudan and Sudan, helping the then Southern Sudanese minors all the way from South Sudan to Ethiopia and finally to Kenya in 1992.

Most of these minors were later on called ’Lost Boys’, after seeking resettlement in United States and Australia among other countries in the world.

“Without assistance from these important agencies, majority of the then boys, that have now excelled would have not made it”, said Manyang.

Formed on July 9, 2011 together with South Sudan Independence, South Sudan Red Cross helped lots of people in affected by both natural and man-made catastrophes in Jonglei state in particular and his hope, including the wounded people in Pibor and Akobo and others displaced by flood in the state.

It has helped in distribution of food, blankets, and nets among others to people identified families in the state.

He said his government would consider the Red Cross in annual budget of the state to keep the new organization active in the state.

Kuol pledged his personal contribution:

“You have to register me as an individual Kuol Manyang, I will be paying one tenth of my income every month”, he said.


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  • 23 May 2013 06:25, by Andrew Ojok

    Change his mind against
    I thought 10% monthly out of his payment and what’s tenth by the way please if you talking about the term of money don’t bother to add some word not formal to the world
    I may make it easy to call that $10 pound per a month instead of making confusing people around the world Mr Koul should calculate his income payment in a month * 10% thanks

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  • 23 May 2013 07:19, by Dau-network

    Congratulation Manyang Mayom and Governor kuol Manyang you deserved that appreciations .
    10% of 4000Usd is 400USD thanks a lot Kuol.

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    • 23 May 2013 08:17, by maluach madit

      There Manyang Mayom and Kuol Manyang are both good Manyangs. aren’t they ?
      Any help whether small it is considered a "help", which is clear to say anything is better than nothing. some people from abroad have actually lost their relatives in these states crises . Please help Red Cross find the lost ones.I need to appreaciate this.

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      • 23 May 2013 08:25, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        Kuol Manyang kids are grown,He should give 8o% of his monthly income and spend the rest on his beer and bangi.

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        • 23 May 2013 09:22, by majok akol

          @ lotodo awino your governor is even chasing away murle refugees don’t complain here.

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          • 23 May 2013 09:46, by Lotodo Awino Odug

            Murle are thieves who shouldn’t be accomodated anywhere in this world.Do you know how many people they have killed in Nuer and EES these days.please I don’t to see them in my neiborhood of Langbaar.

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            • 23 May 2013 10:22, by majok akol

              @.lotodo Awino.....,.....,.hahahaaaa.you really incited me bro are telling me thievies could be denied thier right of living & could be expose to other human right abuses.?

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              • 23 May 2013 10:50, by Lotodo Awino Odug

                Yes,They should go to any country or place where robery of seeds and cattle is allowed as a mean of wealth’s distributions.

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  • 23 May 2013 10:52, by Tata

    How did you know that Kuol Mayang earns US$4000/month? Thus his 10% is US$400 subscription to SS Red Cross? Don’t fool the people of Jonglei, if not South Sudanese. Kuol just scoops money from Jonglei State development ENVELOP and pretends that that is his 10%. Kuol eats food every 6 hours(Bkfast, Lunch & Dinner) while his people are dying of hunger & curable diseases. Useless!

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