UNHCR provides life-saving assistance to IDPs as floods wreak havoc in Bor

IDPs receive food assistance from UNHCR| Photo: UNHCR/Gift Friday Noah

October 27, 2020 (Thessherald)–The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR-South Sudan) has provided life-saving humanitarian aid to thousands of internally displaced people who have been uprooted from their homes by the devastating floods.

“Thousands have been temporarily displaced from their homes by floods in Bor and are currently living in the Mangala IDP settlement. As part of the response to this situation, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and its Partner Humanitarian Development Consortium, have been distributing much needed assistance,” the UN Refugee Agency said in a brief statement.

“More than 1,200 vulnerable families, for a total of 6,340 individuals, received emergency assistance.”

Currently, around 700,000 people are reported to have been affected by the floods across the country.

South Sudan has been torn apart by the conflict, forcing over 1.47 million people to seek shelter in the UNMISS camps and another 2.2 million to neighbouring countries.

In September, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and disaster management (MHADM) declared Mangalla as an IDPs camp to host flood-stricken communities.

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