Juba, 02 November, 2020 / 8:40 pm (ACI Africa).
Officials of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) are, on behalf of Church leaders in the East-Central African nation, appealing for support to rescue the people affected by floods that continue to wreak havoc in the five states of the country.
“We the South Sudan Council of Churches leaders, working within these communities, appeal for humanitarian assistance to be expedited to communities currently without humanitarian assistance,” SSCC officials appeal in their collective letter signed by SSCC leaders including Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba.
In the letter, the Church representatives call on the global ecumenical Church, faith communities, international donors, private sector friends and those in diaspora to extend a hand and support a scale-up response in the states affected across the nine-year-old country.
“We estimate the five hundred thousand United States Dollars ($500,000) is required to respond to the unmet needs of 100,000 people in the most affected areas of Jonglei, Lakes, Upper Nile, Equatoria and Unity,” SSCC officials state.
According to the leaders, 700,000 highly vulnerable people have been displaced by the worst floods that the country has experienced in 60 years, which have destroyed crops and livestock.