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S. Sudan’s Kiir declares state of emergency in flood-hit areas

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October 30, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the flood-affected areas of the young nation.

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President Salva Kiir addresses the nation at the South Sudan National Parliament in Juba, November 18, 2015. (Photo Reuters/Jok Solomon)

The state of emergency, the presidential order noted, covers 30 counties in Greater Bahr El Ghazal, Upper Nile and Equatoria regions.

Although the order made no mention of what measures would be taken to assist people affected by floods, the presidency urged government and humanitarian organizations to help people in need.

Nearly a million people in South Sudan have been affected by heavy flooding, the United Nations Office for Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Friday.

Severe floods, it said, have devastated large areas of the country since July, submerging entire communities and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes.

An estimated 908,000 people have reportedly been affected, including internally displaced people, refugees and their host communities in a country already hit by years of ruinous civil war that caused mass displacement and wrecked its economy.

Alain Noudeho, OCHA humanitarian coordinator in South Sudan, said the situation is "extremely” concerning as rains are likely to continue for another four to six weeks and put more people at risk.

Floods have also limited access to health facilities, nutrition centres, basic services and markets, the agency said.

Across the 32 flooded counties in South Sudan’s Jonglei, Upper Nile, Warrap, Eastern Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity and Lakes region, over three million people were already in need of humanitarian assistance even before the rains, according to OCHA.

Many affected areas, it said, were already facing high humanitarian needs before the flooding started, with over 60% of them classified as having extreme acute malnutrition levels.

(ST)

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  • 31 October 14:52, by jubaone

    In all civilized countries, the president would visit the victims of this catastrophe to cheer them up or, release emergency funds. But this kiirminal has pocketed all the oil money and distributed it among his relatives. May the spirit of our ancestors curse him and his family.

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    • 1 November 03:35, by Pakuai

      jubaone,
      That is precisely true, in civilized countries; citizens just don’t sit around, crossed their legs and fold their arms and do nothing to help their sorry arses. And blame everything that goes wrong in the country on the president and the community which he/she hails from, does it? When you fellows are always told that you are the least smartest kids in South Sudan>>>>

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      • 1 November 03:40, by Pakuai

        The you won’t believe it, but the facts always there for the people with brains to see. How taxes do many of South Sudanese who just like blabber around all the times pay the government of South Sudan? Absolutely no taxes. Pay the taxes, and you would get the services. That is how it works in your so-called ’civilized countries’ Mr. jubaone>>>

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        • 1 November 03:46, by Pakuai

          You fellows are always reminded time and time again that South Soudan economy heavily rely on oil economy. which is precisely unsustainable. A South Sudanese ’economic 101’ student knows simply fact. Some of lowly informed South Sudanese citizens including our so-called PhD doctors just want to politicking all the times and would want their fools to be addicted to>>>

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          • 1 November 04:02, by Pakuai

            to their so-called ’humanitarian aids, donations, peacekeeping or human rights’ business project. That is what is being played behind the scenes’ on the disguised anyway. The UN, the NGOs, the US, the UK & some of their creeps in between ’who covet our country and our people to death’ would now go to ’Europe, the US and other countries’ and then go and used the name of ’vulnerable South Sudanese’>

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            • 1 November 04:23, by Pakuai

              as their begging bowls and would then come and spend what they had begged in the names of their so-called South Sudan and the ’vulnerable South Sudanese people’ in the ’upscale hotels, brothels and bars’ of Adis Ababa, Nairobi, El Khartoum, Kampala, Mombasa, Dar El Salam et al’. Spend the rest on hungry ’Darfurians, Northern Nigerians, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Somalians, Kenyans>>>>>

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              • 1 November 04:28, by Pakuai

                Burundians, Congolese et al and then ’tossed a few crumbs to hungry South Sudanese’ and then wait for the next ’begging cycles’. Mr. jubaone, Mr. Salva Kiir is an idiot and he knows it. But he is a South Sudanese idiot chap---a Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan idiot to be precise. The war of ’attrition’ is being fought by our so-called *allies or uncles*>>>>

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                • 1 November 04:34, by Pakuai

                  of *the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israel), their cloned so-called arab North Sudan, their gulf Arab North Sudan and some of their lackeys here in IGAD and the AU*----a usual COLD-WAR-LIKE situation that was played/fought over since 1950th-1991 here in South Sudan, DR Congo, Angola, Mozambique>>>

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                  • 1 November 04:39, by Pakuai

                    Abesh (so-called ethiopia), some countries in West Africa, Cuba, South America, Almost all the Middle Eastern countries, Some Asian countries, South American countries, Cuba and the Carribean countries fools. That so-called ’COLD WAR has NOT GONE ANYWHERE EVER since fools. But these days, it is not a COLD WAR, but a HOT WAR. And the *evil corporate America, English people, their evil juus>>>>

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                    • 1 November 04:45, by Pakuai

                      (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) and some of some of their Bantuses in Kenya, and Rwanda are going to pay a heavy prize, reasons pure HATRED and RACISM. Who would want these vermin in their villages here in South Sudan? Not even one. But let our fools play along with their ’so-called AFRICA UNITY>>>

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                      • 1 November 04:51, by Pakuai

                        and REGIONAL INTEGRATION’ piece of trash being propagated by our enemies and ’SECRET SOCIETIES’ criminals who have sold their LIVES and their SOULS like *Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Majak Agoot, Adwok Nyabe, Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, her ugly son and other bunch of losers fellows*.>>>

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                        • 1 November 04:55, by Pakuai

                          Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom and other bunch of foreign puppets/stooges, thieves and traitors are being ’deliberately’ held as ’hostages by their foreign handlers’ they have sold their lives and souls to in foreign capitals as their ’bargaining cards and blackmails’ over ’South Sudan and the South Sudanese people’>>>.

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                          • 1 November 04:59, by Pakuai

                            but the losers and their masters are playing with fire fellows. The losers don’t know how much many South Sudanese people just can’t live side by side with evil ’white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Bantuses, their UN, their gulf Arab states financiers fellows, reasons>>>>

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