UNKEA at forefront of serving vulnerable populations in flood-prone areas

Eligible groups of women, children and the elderly queue in Riang Payam, Ulang County waiting for their cash | Photo: UNKEA

Thessherald—Universal for Knowledge & Empowerment Agency, a Juba-based national organization, spares no effort in its endeavor to improve livelihoods of vulnerable populations in hard-to-reach and flood-prone areas.

Last year, as part of its efforts to boost resilience among rural communities, UNKEA distributed hundreds of goats to vulnerable and elderly people in Ulang county, Upper Nile state – one of the states hit hard by devastating floods.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the situation in South Sudan remains extremely dire across the country with approximately 7 million or 60% of the population still struggling to find adequate food every day.

In November 2020, UNKEA provided cash transfers to eligible groups in Upper Nile State in a bid to meet their basic needs, such as access to food, healthcare and shelters.

A girl living with Achondroplasia /Dwarfism receives cash from UNKEA staff in Ulang county, Upper Nile State| Photo: UNKEA

It also provides free education to thousands of children deprived of decent education as a result of conflicts in South Sudan.

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

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.