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South Sudan: Floods - Jul 2021

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Soudan du Sud
Types de catastrophes

Flooding, high levels of food insecurity, violence and COVID-19 continued to drive people’s humanitarian needs in July. In Ayod County of Jonglei, some 30,000 people in at least six locations were affected by flooding, according to local authorities. A cumulative number of 18,000 people in Fangak County, Jonglei, were also affected by flooding between May and July. Floods affected more than 37,000 people in communities across Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity, Upper Nile and Warrap. Sub-national violence in Tambura County, Western Equatoria, displaced an estimated 21,000 people, mainly women and children, and killed some 150 people. (OCHA, 6 Aug 2021)

As early season flooding unfolds in parts of South Sudan, the humanitarian community is working with the Government of South Sudan to support people affected by the rising waters. An estimated 90,000 people have been affected thus far, after heavy rains inundated homes and agricultural fields, forcing families and their livestock to higher ground. On 4 August, a mission comprising of humanitarian representatives and government officials from Juba and Bor visited Ayod and Canal counties to understand the impacts of the ongoing flooding and support required to assist the people. During the mission, local authorities reported that upwards of 70,000 people have been affected by flooding in Ayod and Canal counties. For many, this is the second time they have faced flooding since May. (OCHA, UNHCR, 6 Aug 2021)

Some 380,000 people have been affected by flooding in areas along the river Nile, Sudd wetlands and the rivers Lol and Sobat since May. Jonglei and Unity states are the worst affected. Early seasonal rains have caused rivers to overflow their dykes and banks, flooding vast areas and settlements across the top of the country, with more heavy rains and flooding expected in the coming months. Many of the flood-affected people moved to higher grounds within their county, and plan to return home once the flood waters recede. Some 100,000 people, mostly from Twic East, who were displaced by the 2020 floods, still have not returned home and are sheltering in the Bor and Mangalla IDP camps, and in Mingkaman, according to humanitarian partners. A coordinated humanitarian response scale-up in the most affected states of Jonglei, Unity, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap was initiated to respond to the increased needs of people affected and displaced by the flood waters. (OCHA, 31 Aug 2021)

An estimated 426,000 people were affected and displaced by floods in South Sudan since May 2021. People in Jonglei and Unity states, followed by Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile states have been the worst affected to date. Insecurity in Warrap State has made it difficult to respond to people’s needs there. According to initial assessments, priority needs include food assistance, emergency shelter and non-food items, water, sanitation and hygiene services and hygiene kits, health and nutrition supplies and services, protection services and dignity kits, and fishing kits for livelihood support. (OCHA, 15 Sep 2021)

More than 466,000 people have been reported to be affected by flooding in areas along the Nile and Lol rivers and Sudd marshlands since May. This reflects a 23 per cent increase in the numbers of people reported to be affected since the end of August. Jonglei, Unity, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile are the worst affected states. (OCHA, 30 Sep 2021)