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Flood IRNA Report: Koch County in Unity State

Subject/Objective: 
  • To determine the situation and needs of the flood-affected community
Methodology: 
  • Key informant interviews (KII) with local authorities and community leaders
  • Interviews with members of affected population and vulnerable groups such as women, elderly, children and the people living with disabilities
  • Observation was used to gauge and understand the humanitarian situation in the affected areas.
Key findings: 
  • Food security ; Household food security is likely to be compromised for the affected household and host relati ves
  • due to sharing of food as displace have lost crop during and before harvest due to flooding. food reserved will
  • not last for more than one week according to some of the affected household members interviewed
  • Livelihoods and coping : Currently, most of the households derive food from GFD and own gardens and income
  • from sale of livestock and its products (mainly milk) and fish for those engaged in fishing activities. The crops
  • currently cultivated are expected to be consumed from August onward s however some flood affected household
  • farms are unlikely to harvest especially those whose crops were submerged prior to maturity stage. M ost
  • interview ed affected household s and host famil ies have reported restricted food consumption and reduce number
  • of meals to cope with increasing demand for food due to sharing
  • Fishing : F ishing has been and continue to be a livelihood activity along the Nile river and its tributaries this
  • occurs on a seasonal basis W ith the current flooding, fishing activities ar e likely to improve as most fishing
  • farmers will have access to fishing sites closer to their homestead.
  • Livestock : Livestock condition s have improved due to i ncreased pasture availability and cattle have been mo ve d
  • closer to homestead where family can ha ve access to milk However flooding is likely to increase diseases
  • incidences especially liv estock waterborne disease s as the rainy season progresses and grazing land gets
  • flooded .
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Available on Request
Assessment Data: 
Available on Request
Operations(s)/Webspace(s): 
Assessment Date(s): 
18 Aug 2020 to 20 Aug 2020
Status: 
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
Displaced population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Other
Participating Organization(s): 
CARE International
Child Hope International
Danish Refugee Council
Humanitarian Development Consortium
International Rescue Committee
Mercy Corps
Norwegian Refugee Council
World Relief Germany
Location(s): 
Koch
Other location: 
Gany payam Ngony payam, Kuachlual
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2020