Heavy rain inundates some residential areas in Abyei Town

Abyei Jongyom in Abyei Town | Credit: Rose Monytoc | AIRS

Heavy rain inundated several residential areas in Abyei Town in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The affected areas are Abyei Jongyom and Ameth-beek.

Adut Deng an IDP who fled Agok due to violence said she lit fire on a table because of water in her house.

She urged Abyei municipality to open up drainage channels to allow rain water flow away from homes.

Another IDP called Nyanleng Buk said she barely secured where she is living now. However, Nyanleng said she couldn’t live there as it is submerged by rain waters.

In response, Abyei municipality mayor promised to open drainage systems in collaboration with youth after receiving working tools from ACAD. Apach Deng Biong said they need to reopen main dykes to allow water flow into Nyamora river.