South Sudan Affected by Extreme Flooding

Two women in South Sudan are working to prevent damage from extreme flooding that has affected the region since July (Source: dw.com).

A United Nations report released last week has declared that almost 1 million people have been affected by extreme flooding in South Sudan. The flooding, which began in July, has destroyed the country driving hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes. The situation has affected people’s access to health care, nutrition, and other necessities. The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has estimated that approximately 490,000 children are included in the 1 million that have been devastated by the flooding.

According to weather forecasts, the rain is expected to continue for four to six more weeks. South Sudan was already in need of humanitarian assistance as 60% of the population suffer from malnutrition. After the flooding, problems will likely continue due to damaged land and livestock. Read more at dw.com.

 

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