The coordinator of the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC) in Mayiendit County in Unity said has said that an estimated 500 flood-displaced households have started receiving nonfood relief items from two national Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
The donated nonfood items include mosquito nets, sleeping mats, dignity kits, and washing soap.
Earlier in October, the local authorities in Mayiendit County reported the displacement of over 8,000 households, the equivalent of 50,000 individuals, by floods in parts of the county.
The Mayiendit County SSRRC coordinator, Mathew Raan, told Radio Tamazuj Monday that at least 500 displaced households started receiving nonfood assistance from the national NGOs last week.
“The organizations that donated the nonfood items to the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Mayiendit County are Universal Intervention and Development Organization (UNIDOR) and Hope Restoration South Sudan (HRSS),” he said.
According to Raan, the findings of a recent joint humanitarian needs assessment are yet to be submitted to the UN.
“The assessment we did is still with the national NGOs and will be submitted to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA),” he said.
Meanwhile, Nyataba Chap, a displaced person, confirmed receiving the nonfood items and thanked the NGOs for their timely intervention.
“Every person in a household gets one bar of washing soap, one sleeping mat, one dignity kit, and a mosquito net,” she said. “The nonfood items given to us are enough and we want to appreciate the NGOs for their support,” she said. “We also need some tarpaulin because our children are suffering due to the cold.”