August 20, 2012 (BOR) - Jonglei’s capital, Bor, and surrounding areas are flooded, following heavy rains that began at the beginning of August.
- The the children of James Kur, bailing water from their home, Pakuau, Bor, Jonglei, August 7, 2012 (ST)
James Kur, from Pakuau near Bor said his home had become a “pool of fish”. This led him and his family to construct a dike in an attempt to save their property.
Many residents are blaming the local government for failing to provide sufficient drainage along the state’s roads.
The Akony-Bany community dug a trench across the road in order to lower the water-level, making the road impassible for vehicles.
Many residents are now homeless.
Ajah Alier, whose home was demolished last month, told Sudan Tribune, she had been relocated to an area which is now flooded.
“They are forcing our children die. How can a child live in such conditions?" asked Ajah.
In some parts of Bor there are 30cm of water.
On Sunday, due to the poor condition of the road a truck loaded with over 40 tons of beer from Juba over turned at Malual-Agorbar, just 13km from Bor, according to traffic police officers in Bor.
In August Duk county commissioner, Elija Mochnom, said 17,000 people have been displaced by flooding in his jurisdiction.