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Heavy rains affects more than 2000 families in southern Sudan

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September 8, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — Heavy floods have affected more than 2000 families in southern Sudan, while many cases of cholera have been reported due to the bad hygienic conditions in the region, an official said on Monday.

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A familly affected by floods in Awiel (photo by Tim McKulka)

Thousands of people have been affected by heavy rains in large areas of North Bahr El Gazal state. The overflow of rivers in the region, particularly the river Lol, devastated the town of Awiel and six surrounding villages.

A total of 2,050 households have been hit and about 10,000 acres of fertile farm lands which grow essential crops are submerged, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said in a statement issued today in Khartoum.

"The health and hygiene situation is extremely precarious," warns George Gigibeira, the IFRC’s representative in Sudan. "More than 140 cases of acute watery diarrhoea have been recently reported. The number of malaria cases is also on the rise and is expected to increase further," he added.

Sudanese Red Crescent volunteers are working hard to bring assistance directly to the most vulnerable people, while its headquarters in Khartoum, in partnership with the IFRC and ICRC missions in Sudan, has sent shelter materials to meet the immediate needs of 2,000 households.

Also, the Sudanese Red Crescent supported by the IFRC had put in place contingency stocks and conducted volunteer trainings to ensure rapid response in case of emergencies. Contingency stocks contained cooking sets, water tanks, tents, sand bags, latrine slabs and mosquito nets.

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  • 9 September 2008 02:38, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    I think that these people need to be taught about the importance of trees in their environment because they have left their cattle’s to destroy their environment which sound absolutely moral and not appropriate in a society where people deserve to see a better living condition. They need a lot in part of agriculture since they don’t know what is cultivation it’s the main point I have suggest as the reason that they don’t care about their environment. Goss must act smart by providing seminaries to those people not just leaving them to destroy/misuse the environment

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    • 9 September 2008 06:03, by Madhang Loth

      Dear Logic Boy,

      Most of your comments do directly go negatively, your comments are always unlogic. Don’t always think irrationally, and don’t destroy the name of the great community in this web.
      The community that you are talkting about is known for rice irrigation scheme. Which part of southern sudan does grow rice if you are not a fool?
      The floods that caused such destruction can be termed as disastter and can not be precieved as lack of knowledge directed to a certain community. Such disaster happens anywhere in the world. It happened in Asian countries and most of us had seen it through media when Americans suffered as a results of such natural disasters. You might have heard Tsunami in Asain countries and these are called natural disasters which human beings can not control.

      No thanks for a silly guy.

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    • 9 September 2008 09:44, by Monyjieng_tok

      I thought you were logical enough as your name suggests to differentiate between natural and man disasters.

      From an environmental point of view, floods occur as a result of heavy downpour(rainfall). This combined with the topography of the area being flat, could not allow for surface water flow to streams and rivers as the case in Equatoria which has hetrogeneous topography.

      I am requesting all those who comments on such articles to pray to God for His help to the affected peopel instate of negative comments which are tribal or regional. "Each coin has its own defaults but useful at it own time"

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    • 9 September 2008 13:53, by John Mou

      I always read comments of this disguised guy, Mr. Famous Big Logic Boy as he/she used to call him/herself on this website. However, I used to ignore them simply because I thought that he/she used to write these comments while under the influence of bear.

      Now I have come to realize that this man or woman Mr. Famous Big Logic Boy has a big mission he/she is doing in Southern Sudan. That is to cultivate the seeds of tribalism among the people of Southern Sudan as well as making everything possible for his/her maters to come back and lead us instead of our present leaders.

      According to her comments above, how can it happen that destruction of trees by cattle can cause heavy rains and overflow of rivers rather than desertification and lack of rains in a given area?

      Mr. or Ms. Famous Big Logic Boy is just laughing at the victims of the flood as he/she thinks that the affected communities are his/her enemies.

      Mr. or Ms. Famous Big Logic Boy, through this comment of mine, I want to assure you that your tireless efforts to divide the south Sudanese people and undermine the Government of Southern Sudan will not achieve any results and therefore, you will be in hiding as you are doing now until you completely hide in your grave.

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  • 9 September 2008 10:26, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    Your just behind the point of analysising the truth and bad,so i suggest that you better keep studing if you’re a student,Praying for such incidence to happen to my State sound to be moral and really not like a man who claim to be an educated person.Do you know that "research and you will find as the result of their hands on their environement they have recieved what they have done (misuse) to their environment",however for your chance of praying for those things to occur in my states it would be good if your a magic man or sort of ghost but if not please shut up and mind your dinnar or whatever to keep your stomach warm.Keep praying as fool with your hands on your environment and smarter will always remain on his side watching you swiming in the fire which you had been looking for.Our issues are LRA,your people (land grabbing),Kenyan and Ugandan nomdics in EA and being left behind by Mr Ghost not Goss anymore because of negative objectives toward us.But there is single time for everythings to be brought to an end.

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    • 9 September 2008 10:36, by KingJared

      Logic Boy, none of Dinkans are interesting in your money stingy man so don’t let disaster burns you. I don’t think if people of your kind can teach "Monyjieng" "Husband of men" I hope My writing will heal your ill brain

      Cheers

      KingJared ’Dinka Boy’

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    • 9 September 2008 15:45, by Madhang Loth

      Dear Unlogic boy,

      I thought we were dealing with a reasonable person.

      Dear all,
      Let us shut our mouths as he said because he himself does not reason or we are dealing with a crazy guy in this web site. I always used to ignore his ideas in this website and I have personally realised that he had lost a sense of reasoning capacity. I don’t even understand which lands had been grabbed?

      Dear all,
      Allow me to tell him what he does not know. During the war, there was no single South Sudanese who owned the land and stay there permanently, because the land with in the Juba town belonged to Arabs, one could just be displaced any time if Arabs need the land to use it for business purposes and who could say no?????
      But since the signing of the CPA, the Government of Southern Sudan took control of all Juba town and the arabs moved back to Khartoum. But what arabs had done was that, they left all the big premises to the residents who were staying next to them or the residents might have paid little cash to them. When the Government of South Sudan carried out a survey to find out the number of the big houses left behind by arabs. The residents who were staying there by the time or moved to Uganda and came back after the war claimed that all those houses belong to them. So there was no need for the government to displaced its own people and the government started to rent some of their big premises they claimed to be theirs. Even now, those of Logic Boy are still renting their houses to what they so called non Juba renidents who don’t have houses.
      Can you not be ashame of getting a triple prices over such houses when others are sleeping in verandahs.

      No thanks to a crazy

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      • 9 September 2008 19:26, by Dhieu Dok

        Leave logic alone. He is just a damn fool, good for nothing, me first, bootlicker who only cares about his stomach. He hasn’t even gone to school not to mention the research he is talking about.

        The guy does not know the ecological factors that shape our environment.

        And Mr. Logic, your tribalistic comments are a potential source of political accident. Coward, don’t hide yourself, use your real name if you are a man enough to face people.

        Otherwise, shut up and let our people suffer in the present of their government. Can’t you see bad weather everywhere even in Equatoria? Can’t you see the headlines? Why was the meeting between Mr Machar and your notorious son of a bitch was postponed? These are my people, you don’t have to curse them for nothing.

        Dhieu Dok

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  • 9 September 2008 15:54, by Gatdelha

    What is the role of GoSS’s heady president Kiir in helping our people at time of need! I guess GoSS corrupt leaders and crooks such as Pagan and others are wasting our resources by touring Europe and USA while our people are not getting no food to eat or a safe place to live(flood), when those crooks in the GoSS will think of the development of the country!

    where is the monies, I mean, our share of the oil revenue? shame on GoSS crooks!

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    • 10 September 2008 12:28, by Mabor Yiel

      " There is a big different between man made disasters and natural disasters.

      Logic, if you have learnt academically, you could have found these differences in Geograpy. Sorry if I am not informal. Tribalism can not give people like you better future.

      There is a big challenge ahead not even the already starved people you are laughing too. You are too small to help at least a Buma not even the whole capital of Juba that is why you are always remaining behind the MICROPHONE.

      I will ask my fellow Southern Sudanese including my good friends of Greater Equatoria to apardon you for you are nothing to deal with.

      Mr. Yiel

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