The South Sudan government on Wednesday declares Mangala as a new location for thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by the flooding in Jonglei.
The announcement came a month after thousands of citizens from Jonglei had been displaced from their homes because of the excessive water from the River Nile.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hon. Peter Mayen Wen Majongdit, said the government through his ministry wishes to inform international agencies operating in the country about the newly established IDPs bases in Mangalla, a town approximately 75 Km from Juba by the Nile.
In a letter extended to Ramciel by an aid, the Minister “kindly informed all” the humanitarian agencies operating within the country to come in for immediate relief.
“This is to kindly inform all the above recipients to this letter that due “to” the natural calamities and disaster caused by the flooding effects that have resulted in the displacement of the persons, the government through the line ministry of humanitarian affairs and disaster management has decided to established an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Mangalla town.”
The government is facing an economic crisis which has no foreseeable solution. The pound is considerably weighing down against the U.S dollar. Last week, $100 was equal to nearly 50,000ssp. This call for immediate humanitarian assistance is seen as reasonable.
The displaced persons are in dire needs, Hon. Peter decried through a letter addressed to several humanitarian agencies operating in the country.
“Your attention is drawn to the fact that the displaced persons are in dire need of various kind [s] of humanitarian assistance. It is important to note that urgent and emergency assistance will be needed in earnest.”
The government also informed the state’s authorities in all levels to consider the establishment effective as from September 23, 2020.
“The state level and counties level authorities in Jonglei and Mangalla respectively are hereby informed of this important information and directive. We highly request for your cooperation in this matter.”
Below is the letter: