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SSOMA accused the government of neglecting flood victims

Nov 09, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA​) has accused the government of not prioritizing the people affected by floods in most parts of South Sudan.​

President Salva Kiir meeting a delegation that he aims to send to Rome to meet SSOMA disgruntled leaders(Photo credit: OoP/Nyamilepedia)
President Salva Kiir meeting a delegation that he aims to send to Rome to meet SSOMA disgruntled leaders(Photo credit: OoP/Nyamilepedia)

In a statement it shared on Sunday, SSOMA claimed that the current natural disaster being experienced in South Sudan has exposed the government’s negligence towards the flood victims.

“The Juba regime lack of priorities is now glaringly exposed by the natural disaster in the form of severe floods that have submerged large areas and displaced about one-half (1/2) of the Jonglei State population, and swathes of lands in Central and Western Equatoria [states] are underwater,” the statement said.

​The statement further claimed that the effects of the floods are enormous with most of the affected being children and women who are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.​

 “The consequences in terms of human toll are enormous. Most of the affected populations are children and women whose needs for urgent humanitarian assistance are huge and dire,” it added.

SSOMA also called out the government for prioritizing the National dialogue in place of the ongoing suffering of South Sudanese who go without food or shelter as most of their properties have been destroyed by the floods.

 “Thousands of South Sudanese are suffering and left on their own looking for shelters, food, medicines and security in Jonglei, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria States and many other parts of the country,” it said.

South Sudan has been suffering from floods since July with over 800,000 people already affected.

A report released by the World Food Organisation named South Sudan as one of the four countries that are on the verge of suffering from famine brought about by the natural disasters as well as the violence in the country.

SSOMA appealed to humanitarian organisations to urgently rescue the suffering people of South Sudan.

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