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Emergency response

South Sudan – Floods in Aweil

Flooding in South Sudan.

Although annual flooding happens each year in South Sudan, in the past few years it is becoming more severe and reaching places it did not before.

Disaster overview

In the town of Aweil, families were forced to flee to higher ground when heavy rainfall caused floods to gush through the streets.

ForAfrika and partners immediately carried out a needs assessment and the initial findings were that in Aweil South, Aweil Centre and Aweil Town, at least 187,248 people have been affected; 35,994 of whom no longer have a home.

Flooding in South Sudan.

Aweil Centre and Aweil South.

ForAfrika led the recent flood assessment done by partners in flood-affected areas in Aweil East, Aweil Center, and Aweil South Counties and handed the report to UNOCHA.

ForAfrika has provided lifesaving Non-Food Item (NFI) household kits to 1,000 flood-affected households. These comprise mosquito nets, mattresses, blankets and plastic sheeting. Initially, responses by humanitarian organisations were hampered since it was a battle to gain access to the area with roads being washed away.

ForAfrika continues to use charter flight, light vehicles, speed boats, and trucks to response to floods in various areas.

Additionally, in partnership with WFP and FAO, ForAfrika is implementing the “Building Resilience through Asset Creation and Enhancement (BRACE) II” project. The project supports vulnerable households by providing food through the Food for Asset (FFA) and Cash for Asset (CFA) modalities, whereby either food or cash is given in return for labour on communal infrastructure such as roads and wells.

Together with our partners, we want to reach 25,000 households severely affected by flooding in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.

More shelter and house hold items to families who lost everything. Food security and livelihoods program.

Ongoing:
BRACE project.

November 2022:
Distributed the NFIs received to 430 households in Aweil South, while NFIs for the targeted 487 households in Aweil Central were sent to the field.

October 2022:
A portion of NFIs airlifted to Aweil, the rest was sent via UN convoy a few days later.

September 2022:
Roads were cut off due to flooding.

August 2022:
Assessments done.

Emergency in numbers

People affected
187,248
Households assisted
1,000
People reached
6,000
Funding required
US$200,000
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