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Floods destroy farms, displaces thousands in Tonj state

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August 26, 2019 (WAU) – Heavy floods have destroyed farms and homes, displacing thousands of people in Tonj State, an official said.

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Speaking to Sudan Tribune, the state information minister, William Wol Mayom Bol said floods engulfed 10 counties of the former Tonj north.

“Several farms have been destroyed and the areas witnessed huge displacement of thousands of people to the high lands,” said Bol.

Heavy floods have forced people into high land areas, he said.

The humanitarian situation, the minister said, has worsened and appealed to humanitarian agencies in the country to urgently intervene.

“I want to inform the public that the Tonj north counties are badly standing in water, all the villages are in the floods,” stressed Bol.

The officials said people in Warrap state need food assistance since the entire displaced population are depending on leaves and roots.

“Within Warrap county, people are displaced at high lands in Warrap town, they are in dire need of food and in need of drugs, diseases are caused by these floods, children are suffering, people are suffering because all crops have been flashed,” Bol stressed.

“We would like to call upon all the humanitarian agencies and the ministry of humanitarian affairs at the national level to urge all the humanitarian agencies to intervene,” he further added.

Over 13,000 household have been displaced by heavy floods, said Bol, appealing for shelter, food aid and medication for the displaced.

(ST)

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  • 27 August 16:17, by Pakuai

    People of Tonj and Malual Giernyang people, don’t worry. Just make sure that no one is killed by the blood. The government of South Sudan and other states must step and help people of those people in need. Here in greater Upper Nile, our mighty Nile always ’bust it banks’ and destroy homes, crops and even our cattle, sheep and goats. Aboor (flood) by the way, Bor (means flooded area), our Pibor>>>

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    • 27 August 16:26, by Pakuai

      means (water from Bor), our Anyuaks are the ones who called ’Pi-bor, Pibor’. Our Murles just came to ’Pibor’ recently in 1920th from Southern Abesh (so-called ethiopia). The Bor Dinka left areas of Mac Abol to ’main Nile course’ because our cattle were not able to get enough water from Pi-bor river.>>>

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      • 27 August 16:37, by Pakuai

        When the Murles played balls with the Bor Dinka/Jieng in 1980th in ’tong (war) of ’Amuou meth, tong Anyidi, tong Paluer, tong Dacuek and other cattle rustling wars’ the Murles were killed pretty badly. In tong ’Anyida’ the Murles were even allowed to run away with ’one cow’ to go eat it. And that was because the Bor Dinka/Jieng instructed the young boys to let the Murles go with that one cow>>>

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        • 27 August 16:46, by Pakuai

          in tong Paluer, the ’Ruitos/Taposas’ were lied to that the ’Bor Dinkas/Jenges’ have a lot of cattle with no weapons. But when they came to Paluer to take Bor Dinka/Jenge cattle. They were almost wiped out. And to be honest, only a few Taposas/Ruitos went back to Kapoeta. Tong (war) of Anyidi was ’even video-camera-ed’ by the of the Sudan from Bor town>>>

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          • 27 August 16:54, by Pakuai

            the greater Bor Dinkas/Jiengs who fought in the wars l just mentioned above from cattle camps joined the SPLM/A, Koryyom division in big numbers, almost all of them to be honest. And when they came back from our Gambella region. They bombed out the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Pibor, Jebel Boma (Khor Agreb), Kapoeta, Mongala and other towns>>>

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  • 27 August 17:47, by Eastern

    As long as the floods don’t destroy the roots of Akol Koor, of NSS and the infamous shrine of Nhialic Madhol at Marial Muok, along the road to Thiet, Kiir is the King...!!

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    • 28 August 07:45, by South South

      Eastern,

      What is this now? Madness?, frustration? ignore? Stupidity? Kiir is building power everyday. Kiir is the head of the government of South Sudan and if you want to fight him, prepare yourself to fight South Sudan as a country. Ask our cousin Nuers who fought against South Sudan. The end result was very bitterness to them.

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