Northern Bahr el Ghazal state governor is calling on humanitarian agencies to provide urgent assistance to at least 600,000 people affected by recent floods.
Governor Tong Aken said torrential rains and flash floods have displaced thousands and rendered roads inaccessible in most parts of the state.
Many, he said, are living on the roads and dry lands.
Most of the villages and towns have been submerged in water.
The governor’s appeal was echoed by the deputy chairperson of the State Relief and Rehabilitation Commission during a meeting with aid agencies in Aweil on Tuesday.
Dominic Kang Deng said the meeting assessed the impact of the flood on the population, and how to provide necessary assistance to those in dire need.
He said the partners identified shelter, food and drugs as the most urgent requirements for the displaced persons.
Aid agencies are expected to share their response plans with the state government on Friday.
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