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Statement by the Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in South Sudan, Mr. Chris Nikoi

Statement by the Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in South Sudan, Mr. Chris Nikoi

JUBA, South Sudan, 26 October 2013 / PRNewswire Africa / – “At this difficult time when people across many parts of South Sudan are struggling to cope with flooding, I want to express my appreciation to the humanitarian community and government for the response efforts so far. Partners have reached nearly 100,000 of the 156,000 people identified, so far as affected by flooding since August.

The response will continue as new areas are accessed with partners overcoming massive challenges. Food, household materials, water and sanitation and medical assistance are being transported by any available means. 60 per cent of roads across the country have become impassible, with many flooded areas only accessible by air which makes humanitarian response expensive.

Humanitarians appreciate the government’s leadership and proactive efforts in responding to the needs of flood-affected people across the country, including the establishment of a flood response fund and task force at national level. This commitment will help complement efforts to ease the suffering of flood-affected people.”

SOURCE Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in South Sudan

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About Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning Palestinian American columnist. Named "Best Ethnic American Columnist" for 2006/07 by the New America Media. He is the recipient of four Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club and the 2009 Sigma Delta Chi Award for column writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Visit his website at www.TheDailyHookah.com. Find his podcasts on iTunes and on Vimeo.

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