WHO donates medical kits for flood-affected communities in Jonglei

Health workers offloading emergency medical kits donated by the World Health Organization |Photo: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated sets of emergency medical kits to its partner agencies operating in Jonglei, one of the hardest-hit states in the country.

The medical assistance was channeled through Christian Mission for Development (CMD), Medicair South Sudan, and Health Action for Africa running Health Cluster in Manyo, Canal Piji and Bor counties.

Since last year, nearly 20,000 people have been affected and displaced to neighboring areas due to worst flooding.

The affected people are in urgent need of food, livelihood support, emergency shelter as well as non-food items (ES/NFI), water, sanitation and hygiene, health and protection services.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), more than 2. 7 million people are expected to face severe food insecurity in the next few months, posing an alarming situation in a country still facing other challenges.

CMD delivers medical supplies as floods wreak havoc in Ayod

August 21, 2020 (Thessherald)–As seasonal floods continue to worsen in different parts of the country, Christian Mission for Development (CMD), in partnership with UNICEF, has provided life-saving medical supplies to Primary Health Care Centers in Ayod.

In a brief statement, CMD Executive Director, Thomas Tut Gany commended the positive role that CMD and its partners have played in ensuring that the local population receives the necessary support needed to avert such a catastrophic situation.

“CMD in partnership with UNICEF manages to deliver essential drugs to Jiech PHCC and Kharmun PHCU today. Tomorrow will be Mogok PHCC, Kandak PHCU, Pagil PHCC and Normanyang PHCU. Scaling up response amidst heavy flooding is paramount,” Tut emphasized.

Christian Mission for Development is a humanitarian organization that provides medical and educational services to vulnerable people in hard-to-reach areas.

Humanitarian situation in South Sudan

South Sudan plunged into violent conflict in 2013, creating a catastrophic situation that has severely affected health infrastructure and the economy.

In recent months, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimated that “more than 7 million people remain in need of humanitarian assistance throughout Southern Sudan due to the cumulative effects of years of conflict, chronic vulnerabilities and poor basic services.”