In the previous years, rainy season patterns normally stopped towards the end of September, there is minimal rain in October. However, this was not the case this year. Towards end of September, rains increased and on 9th and 10th October there was information that floods had displaced communities in many different parts of Greater Ulang. Due to this, a three-day Inter-Agency assessment was done by humanitarian agencies in Ulang to determine the magnitude of the impact of floods and to decide on urgent lifesaving responses.
The distribution was conducted in Turalei and Aweng Payams. Before the distribution kicked off, the response team held a consultation meeting with the RRC Coordinator and local authorities. Beneficiaries’ representatives and the team selected a central distribution venue due to the distance between villages of each Payam.
The distribution was held in four central sites in Lou-Noei, Awul, Aporlang and Kuanygoei of Tonj North County, where beneficiaries had easy access. Distribution points were demarcated with areas of entry, and transit for the beneficiaries, before they were selected in shift for tokens verification and signing of entitlements.
Prior to the day of distribution, information was disseminated to communities by local community mobilizers and RRC workers, about the venue, date for distributions and categories of SNF.
According to the locals and RRC, the IDPs of Malou Pec centre was displaced in the month of July 2019 from Tiit, Achequel and Majak (North Malou Pec). The number is estimated at 443 HH with a total of 3,804 Individuals. The IDPs are integrated among host communities numbering 211 HH (1,266 Individuals
Pieri is one of the Payam in Uror county of Jonglei State bordering Ayod in the West, Nyirol in North, Duk in the South West. Uror County is also sharing boarder with Pibor in the Southern East and Akobo in the Eastern Side. Pieri as a result of the recent floods that broke out in the recent months of September and October, Heavy rain and water flow from the river Sobat displaced people and destroyed houses.
80% (percentage) piling exercise suggested that approximately 78% of residents fled directly to POCS (mainly women, elderly and children) and 22% of residents mainly men with livestock moved south to Rubkona.
People began returning in 2018; The numbers of returnees and IDPs are increasing weekly after the peace agreement of September 2018 and have continued to date.
As of March 2019 it is estimated by SRRC that 32% of the population have returned to their original homes from POCS and 54% from Juba, Sudan, Kenya and Uganda.
There is an almost equal level of need among the host community, since everything from shelters to NFIs is shared. Priority items: - Kitchen set (half a kit recommended) - Jerry can - Sleeping mat - Mosquito net, blanket - bucket - plastic sheet – Soap, filter clothes, water treatment tablets and hygiene kits.
The PHCC at pager has dilapidated infrastructure, with broken window glasses, floors also worn out and there is no security lights and no fence around the facility.
The flooding hit almost all parts of greater Mayom which is now divided into four counties of Bul West, East, South and Bul North. The assessment was done in two counties of Bul West and Bul South. According to the local authority, flood had hit most parts of Bul West and the villages affected are ToohLoka boma, Nyebitek, Zorkan payam, Nordan, Gol, Lare, Tongtuol, Koachkoack to mention but a few. The affected people some have moved away to unknown villages towards Bul North around Taam.