The European Commission on Wednesday provided two million euros in humanitarian funds to tackle the unprecedented floods that have killed 40 people in South Sudan.
“Severe floods in various areas of South Sudan have exacerbated the already fragile humanitarian situation in the country. Before the floods, around 70 percent of the population urgently needed humanitarian aid, ”said Janez Lenarcic, Commissioner for Crisis Management.
The Slovenian Commissioner has stated that the funds will be used to provide basic services to people who have already suffered critical famine and malnutrition. “The floods in South Sudan are a reminder of the urgent need for action against climate change. The effects are real and have an impact, ”he said.
An estimated 750,000 people have been affected by the floods in the world’s youngest country, where communities in 31 of the 78 counties in South Sudan had to flee their homes due to the natural disaster.