Roads have become impassable following heavy rains in Warrap State. [Gurtong | James Deng Dimo]
By James Deng Dimo
WAU, 16 August 2012 [Gurtong] – Speaking to Gurtong from Lukluk Boma, Chief Peter Mawein Akot said that as rains continue to fall, casualty numbers are increasing especially on livestock due to diseases.
It is feared that a more people and livestock could have been trapped in remote villages as heavy floods has affected infrastructure and feeder roads linking the area to the town.
The chief said that the rains have also destroyed crops in farms while most families are left homeless.
“Many have already fled their homes to higher grounds leaving their livestock behind”, said Akot.
Akot appealed to the government and humanitarian organizations to help those who lost their homes in the floods.
Most of the residents are in need of mosquito nets to prevent the spread of malaria which is on the rise in the area.
Akot is appealing the government to deploy a medical team in the area to help the children who are in dire needs of medication.