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Leer IRNA Flood Report 12 - 14 Sept 2022

IRNA Report: Juong, Payak, Thonyor, Muom/Din-din, Leer County, Unity State 12 – 14 September 2022

Leer County is one of the most Counties which has been affected by floods in 2020 and 2021 and the flood water was not yet rescinded fully. Some people were still living on the highlands when the rain of 2022 started in the month of July. People have lost all the resilience against the shock.
Local authorities reportedly that 90% of the area is flooded, an estimated total number of over 49,000 individuals/8,200 HHs displaced and 66, 000 individuals/11,000 HHs affected population continues to face numerous challenges, chronic food insecurity, yearly flooding from the river Nile and heavy rains, malnutrition and disease. Local authorities in all assessed four locations reportedly the decrease of insecurity (cattle raids and Revenge Killings) since the last two months expected to be the outcome of the ongoing peace conference between Mayendit, Koch and Leer. According to the authorities, Leer County started receiving torrential rains starting from end of July 2022 which intensified throughout the month of August 2022. Leer County being the most susceptible to flooding due to the poorly drained flat lands, compounded by the flood water from last two years which was not fully rescinded made the situation worse. The community and humanitarian partners have witnessed intense flooding since the beginning of August 2022.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Healthtcare Foundation Organization (South Sudan)
Hope Restoration (South Sudan)
Mental Health Association
Narrative Hub (South Sudan)
Nile Hope Development Forum
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
20 Sep 2022
Document type: 
Assessment Report