General World News

South Sudan Flash Flooding Displaces Thousands

Flash floods caused by torrential rains that began Sunday have displaced thousands of people in rebel-controlled Ayod County in Fangak state, according to local rebel officials Thursday. Residents say they have lost everything and are pleading for humanitarian aid.

Yien Nhial Madhier, the Ayod County SPLM-IO-appointed commissioner, says the floods have submerged shelters, water sources and crops in six payams, or sub-counties.

Madhier says more than 4,000 households are especially hard hit and in dire need of help.

“We do have here 4,413 households affected by the floods. There are no alternatives for me to help them. Just, I really report it to read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com