Humanitarian Affairs Minister briefs President Kiir on devastating floods, calls for support from NGOs
President Salva Kiir Mayardit was briefed in his office by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hon Peter Mayen Manjongdit about the current humanitarian situation and the impacts of flashfloods following heavy rains which has displaced 1.2 million people and over 4,000 households in low land areas.
In attendance was the Executive Director in the Office of the President Hon James Deng Wal.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, Hon Peter Mayen Manjongdit said H.E President Salva Kiir has expressed commitment to support the victims of the floods in those areas.
The states severely affected by flash floods are Jonglei State, Unity State, Upper Nile State, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Equatoria State, Warrap and Lakes State as well as the three administrative areas of Abyei, Greater Pibor and Ruweng.
In addition, Hon. Mayen Manjongdit urged the humanitarian agencies to support with basic needs and provide urgent humanitarian response to the affected people.