The Awan Chan community in Warrap State have contributed 7,000 dollars to support internally displaced persons affected by flood in the remote villages. Seven thousand US dollars were donated after the committee formed to lead the fundraising initiative.
The committee’s leading member said the money contributed will be used to buy medicines, food items, and non – food items to support affected families.
Committee representative Garang Bol Akoon promised that the contribution would continue until the target amount of 15 thousand US dollars reach.
“We are almost done because there are some people that have made pledges. So, we wouldn’t again stay here for two weeks before we take the support home. And if our targeted amount is not met, then we will go with what we have. We decided this because people didn’t cultivate due to flooding with its associated diseases” Bol stated.
Member of the community leader of the Awan Chan community Mr. Agau Agau Lual, has welcomed the contribution. He urged the committee to consider food assistance as a “priority”.
“I am truly excited and NOT only me but the entire community of Awan Chan that includes Akon South and North for the great contribution have they done. This support will help those in need wouldn’t be enough. It plays some role. So, we deeply appreciate them”Agau said.
Lual says, thirty-one villages have been affected, and many farms destroyed in the area starting from July this year.
The selected committee task for fundraising explained that their target beneficiaries for the funds are Akon North and Akon South Payams of the Awan Chan community.
The severe flooding in South Sudan has forced more than 600,000 people to flee their homes since July, according to the United Nations. Most places affected include Jonglei, Upper, Unity, and part of the Bahr El gazal region.