Traditional huts in the Sudd swamps of the White Nile near Bor, Bor county, Jonglei, South Sudan (6°21’54.68″N, 31°32’1.96″E)
Authorities from South Sudan’s flood affected States warned public of looming famine in the next year due to crop failure this year.
Akobo State Governor Timothy Taban Juc, told Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday that the locals in the entire state lack food as floods destroyed their crops harvest.Governor Juc said famine may hit Akobo state if relief agencies fail to intervene.
“No place is safe in Akobo state. The entire Anyuak and Nuer areas are flooded. There were no harvests and animals are dying,” he said.
In a report seen fron UN-OCHA, flooding continued to affect parts of greater Jonglei, Upper Nile, Warrap, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity, Lakes, and Central and Eastern Equatoria, where over 3 million people needed assistance even before the torrential rains
The Government declared a state of emergency in the affected areas on 26 of October.