Floods displace 17,000 in Jonglei
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 01:25 Mabior Mach South Sudan
An estimated 17,000 people have been displaced by floods in Duk County, Jonglei State.
The floods, caused by heavy rains, destroyed 300 households in the areas of Panarou and Duk Padiet.
Duk County commissioner, Elija Mochnom said most of the displaced people are setting up temporary shelters around the Jonglei Canal.
He told Radio Miraya that the dire conditions are raising health concerns.
"Already there is an outbreak of Malaria. The situation will be very worse because there is no any assistance, people, they are already settling in Jonglei canal; they are using local materials to construct shelters, but there is nobody assisting them. The rain damaged three hundred and nine houses in Panarou and twenty three houses in Duk Padiet. The population around Panarrou is 17,500, so I am appealing to the state authority to look into that case," Mochnom told Radio Miraya.