Floods make about 20,000 homeless in Jonglei

Helpless flood victim pictured in Bor on June 1, 2020 

Authorities in Jonglei State say nearly 20,000 people have been displaced by flood in Bor, Twic East, and Duk Counties. According to the Secretary-General of Jonglei state, were heavy rains submerged some houses in these three counties.

Mr. Mabior Atem warns of more floods due to heavy rains and the rising water levels of the Nile River. The official told Eye radio on Friday that the people affected by the floods need humanitarian assistance.

“In Bor town alone humanitarian coordination officer puts the number to be 10,000, in Duk the number is also close to that of Bor, so a big displacement has taken place,” Mabior said.

He has appealed to humanitarian agencies to help the population with medicines, shelter and non-food items.

Jonglei as a low-lying area and located along the Nile River, is susceptible to floods. Last year, it was among the states in South Sudan hit hard by floods.