Floods affecting 2050 households in Awiel area in South Sudan
More than 6 villages along river Lol were severely damage and completely under water.
Poor road construction practice has significantly contributed to the occurrence of the disaster.
A joint Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) team , has directed to the affected area , and carried out rapid assessment for current situation and urgent needs.
The team came up with that a total of 2050 of households, have been affected, about 10.000 acres of farm lands of various crops is under water, which could threaten the livelihood and exposed many communities to flood insecurity in greater North Bahr El Gazal .
The health and hygiene situation is extremely fragile at both Awiel town and the new resettlement area, taking into consideration, the water diarrhoea cases which have been recently reported in the area (142), and the malaria which has been on the rise and cases are expected to increase further.
The affected people drink water from unprotected shallow wells; they erect their shelter with old blankets, tarpaulins and grass mats.
SRCS in Awiel state branch has mobilized its trained active volunteers , who are now deployed in operational areas contributing in all efforts alleviate suffering of floods affecting people, mean while SRCS headquarters in Khartoum in partnerships with its movement partners (IFRC) and ICRC Sudan missions, reallocated and sent shelter material which will meet the urgent needs of 2000 households.