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Hunger kills more than 40 people in S. Sudan’s Amadi state


July 11, 2017 (YAMBIO) – More than 40 people have died as a result of hunger in Mvolo county of South Amadi State, authorities disclosed Tuesday.

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The state coordinator for Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, Wilson Moga attributed it to influx over 25,000 displaced persons into Mvolo county.

“In Mvolo, we have a serious hunger as a result of the dry spell and due to influx of IDPs [Internally Displaced Person] from some payams who were displaced due to conflict between cattle keepers and farmers in Mvolo county and because of the crisis in the country we have people who came from Yambio, Maridi, Mundri and other places who fled due to conflict in those area," Moga told Sudan Tribune.

“Since 2015, we have a serious drought in Mvolo which resulted into poor harvest and people could not plant well as it used to be in the previous years. As per now people are surviving on wild fruits and very few people have vegetables that they are feeding on, but this is not enough for the entire population," he added.

In response to the crisis, Moga said, the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) are assisting primary health care centers handling children suffering from malnutrition and other diseases within the county.

The official appealed to other partners to visit Mvolo and assess the conditions being faced by women and children in the county and offer the necessary assistance.

An estimated 1.1 million children in the country are acutely malnourished, according to UNICEF. In addition, children lack clean water, which has led to the ongoing outbreak of cholera – the longest and most widespread in the country’s history – with 10,000 cases reported, the majority children.

The civil war in South Sudan has raged on for the past three years with such viciousness that parts of the country are bereft of food and a third of the population fled their homes.


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  • 12 July 2017 08:22, by Lenin Bull

    Let us have comprehensive peace and calm in the whole of South Sudan. Let us be bold and inform SPLA-IO to stop blockading South Sudan. Look no goods and services can move freely between Juba and Amadi State or any other state in Western Equatoria Region and see the results now. Innocent Equatporian civilians dying of hunger. If rains failed and harvest is poor that could be compensate with

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    • 12 July 2017 10:55, by Eastern

      Lenin Bull,

      You can’t use the Amadi case to justify what you are asking for. The land of Equatoria and Equatorians have always been where war are fought. Anyaya 1 and SPLA under Garang did the same. Nobody should be innocent here; everybody must make their concerns known. People playing pedestrian politics are more dangerous than you can imagine!!

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  • 12 July 2017 08:27, by Lenin Bull

    commercial goods and services being brought in from other parts of the country or from abroad. But local boys or criminals think that if they create insecurity along the roads and in their states they are punishing the government. This is chicken brain-pattern of thinking. Now the chickens are coming home to roost in Western Equatoria especially Amadi State.

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  • 12 July 2017 08:31, by Lenin Bull

    Let the war stop so that our children can go back to schools, so that we can concentrate on agriculture to chase away hunger and poverty, so that free movements of goods and services can resume to all parts of the country, so that our able-bodied youths cannot sit idle in towns, or in IDP camps, or POCs, or refugee camps. Let true love replace this ugly satanic tribal hatred in South Sudan.

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  • 12 July 2017 09:56, by Ater

    Equatoria has been only the most peaceful region since 2013 upto 2016 July when PDH holder in crime dragged them into his dirty game.Most of Equatorians are not aware war is just but sport and cultural heritage of Nuer community.They have been in war with neighboring communities and among themselves for several years.And most of the war they fought in the past was without political motive......

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    • 12 July 2017 10:17, by Resolution

      Dear Ater,
      when commenting against other tribe in south Sudan please don`t forget your primitive societies,Apuk and Aguok in Warrap state, Rup and Gony in Lake State compare to Equatorians and Nuer communities both tribes are far better than Dinka.

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      • 12 July 2017 10:31, by Ater

        am coming,no tribe is clean from this mess.please be patient

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    • 12 July 2017 10:50, by Eastern


      You are right. A Ph.D holder crime compromised and came to Juba hoping that the Kuetpiny who has post doctoral qualifications in peace would put the country ahead of his comfort. A crafty man emerged from somewhere with the idea of exclusion and here we are implementing a peace agreement with the economy growing in double digits.....Woe unto illiteracy!!

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      • 12 July 2017 11:00, by Ater

        I will not continue if you interupt

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  • 12 July 2017 10:15, by Ater

    and this gave them credit over the most peace loving communities,They boasted and branded other communities as cowards like the Dinka.Young boy from the nuer community started growing sharp horns and ignored Dinka man because of coward- ism in the their blood,clear message from their elders.They started attacking their immediately Dinka areas,killing people,raping women,child kidnapi

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  • 12 July 2017 10:28, by Ater

    looting wealth of the most hardworking Dinkas,It continued for several number of years as number of Dinka commanders, generals and few nuer and other tribes commanders continue to fight for South sudanese freedom and erased being call third citizens in our own country from Arab mentality.million lives were lost during this struggle.2011 the south was given autonomy and became independent.

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  • 12 July 2017 10:39, by Ater

    South sudanese rebels like Riek changed gears and came back to south sudan from Khatoum to start building our nation.He was appointed the second powerful man in the country just of because his tribe being the second largest tribes in the country by Dinka ruling Elites.Some commanders who held from other tribes and where with DR John Garang during the struggle all through were left out

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  • 12 July 2017 10:51, by Ater

    since their tribes were not threat to the goverment like Dr Riek.Dinka community thought they were well represented but only to realized their sons in the goverment are opportunists,looters,tarnishing the image of the community.This caused rampant spla soldiers from dinka to quit their noble mission and went home to cultivate.Nuer commanders took it as chance to recruits their owns making up 75%

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    • 12 July 2017 11:06, by Eastern


      After having gone tribal, I quote "Dinka community thought they were well represented but only to realized their sons......" what has changed? JCE keeps issuing policy statements one after another to the chagrin of the said community yet the same community keeps disowning the outfit!

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  • 12 July 2017 12:06, by Ater

    Riek after realizing his tribe men are majority in the national army,he turned against his boss by inciting him of tribalism,nepotism and corruption forgetting that his boss has power to appoint and remove people like him.Kiir with his illegal advisors called JCE resolved and relieved him as VP of the nation.The decree made some of Nuer elders and army commanders almost went mad.....

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  • 12 July 2017 12:17, by Ater

    Riek was quickly summoned in his home town Bentiu,While in the Bentiu nobody knew his plans,people started asking rhetorical questions,why Bentiu and not Warap or other equatorian state,western,suspicious at the rise.From bentiu to Lou nuer straight to Juba.War broke out between two fighting bulls.Riek and Taban fought to capture Juba and swept evry single in juba and else but----

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  • 12 July 2017 12:31, by Ater

    but all was in vain,instead they were flashed out from the city.two days after war broke out from bentiu,malakal and jonglei state.Kiir soldiers were overcame and the three territories became under command of Riek.Dinka became angry after Riek killed dinkas living in nuerland.They mobilized in large but the president who is held the dinka intervene since it look more tribal

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  • 12 July 2017 12:58, by Ater

    Kiir discourage dinka youth,instead he took dinka trained militia mathiangayoor,gelweng and foreign militias to fight riek rebels together with nuer youth.two weeks later riek start losing his strongholds to kiir.After that painful defeat nuer community learned that dinkas are not cowards,or yamyam but matter of embracing love among ourselves.

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