Coordinated Flood Disaster Report in Twic East County,Jinglei State, July 2019 -Tearfund,Healthlink,CRS,CARE,NRC,Cina,LWF
Former Twic East County of Jonglei state composed of five Payams: Ajuong, Kongor, Lith, Nyuak, and Pakeer. According to the Fifth Population and Housing Census conducted in April 2008, Twic East County had a combined population of 8,5349 people, composed of 4,4039 males and 4,1310 female residents with 14326 Household (HHs)
In the month of June 2019, there was a flooding in the former Twic East County which has affected all the five Payams. Nyuak, Kongor and Lith Payams were highly affected while Pakeer and Ajuong Payam were partly flooded. The flooding was caused by erratic and heavy rainfall which happened in the month of June 2019. For the last three years, there has been heavy rainfall that causes flooding. The natural land scape of Twic East does not allow free water movement to downstream and the water accumulation has increased in villages, especially in agricultural and grazing/pasture land.
As rainy season is currently on its peak, flooding is expected to increase which might aggravate the situation before impact of the current flood is tackled and water level goes down. In addition, the rain condition in upper basin of Nile (from Central equatorial and Uganda) is expected to increase the river water level and water level in swampy area (Sudd part of Twic East), which will in turn causes breakage of primary dyke (which has already some weak points) and add more crises in the county.
With the knowledge and support of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and close engagement with South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC), humanitarian partners in Twic East conducted a one day joint assessment on the 11th July 2019 across several locations in the former Twic East County to assess the health, nutrition, education, protection and food security and livelihoods needs of the populations affected by the flooding in various locations in former Twic East County, with a particular concern for vulnerable groups including women, children and people with specific needs, and consideration to existing resources and capacities for response.