AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - Civil War: 200,000 people risk starvation in the State of Amadi

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Juba (Agenzia Fides) - More than 200,000 civilians are in urgent need of humanitarian aid in the State of Amadi in South Sudan. This is what State Governor, Joseph Ngere Pachiko told Radio Tamazuj, stating that the reserves of food are scarce after the SPLA-IO troops, the rebellion led by former Vice President Riek Machar, entered the area forcing the population to flee.
"We examined the situation and we have established that people fled leaving their belongings. Farmers are not able to collect the harvest because they fled after Riek Machar and his troops arrived in the area", said the governor, who has launched an appeal to humanitarian organizations to assist the populations in need.
The civil war in South Sudan has claimed more than 2 million and 200,000 internally displaced persons and refugees in neighboring Countries. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 16/02/2017)