UNKEA distributes female goats to vulnerable elderly in Ulang County

Vulnerable elderly pose for a group picture after receiving their female-goats |© UNKEA

Dec 11, 2020 (Thessherald)–The Universal for Knowledge & Empowerment Agency, a local organization operating in South Sudan, has spared no effort in its endeavor to improve the livelihoods of rural communities in order to overcome these ongoing challenges facing them.

On Thursday, the organization announced that it had begun distributing hundreds of nanny-goats to vulnerable elderly people in in Ulang County, Upper Nile State.

“UNKEA is distributing she-goats to the identified vulnerable in Rublet Area, Ulang County,” said an UNKEA staff in a brief statement on social media.

Last month, UNKEA undertook a cash distribution initiative in flood-affected areas in an effort to meet the needs of vulnerable people, including access to food, healthcare and shelter.

South Sudan, despite having achieved peace, continues to face many challenges with economic collapse being the most difficult problem affecting vulnerable populations across the country.

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.

Gov’t declares Magalla as an IDPs camp as floods worsen in Jonglei

Sept 23, 2020 (Thessherald)–In a letter addressed to Ministers, Governor, County Authorities & Humanitarian agencies – the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management has declared Magalla as an IDPs Camp.

“This is to kindly inform all the above recipients of this letter that due the natural calamities and disaster caused by the flooding effects that have resulied in the displacement of the persons, the government through the line Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management has decided to establish an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Mangalla town.”

“You attention is drawn to the fact that the displaced persons are in dire need of various kind of humanitarian assistance.”

“It is important to note that urgent and emergency assistance will be needed in earnest. The State level and county level authorities in Jonglei and Mangalla respectively are hereby informed of this important information and directive. We highly request for your co-operation on this matter.”