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South Sudan declares state of emergency in flood hit areas

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South-Sudan has declared a state of emergency in flood-hit areas following weeks of heavy rain.

The order by President Kiir made no mention of measures to assist people affected by the floods but has urged the government and humanitarian organisations to help people in need.

Reports say severe rains have devastated large areas of the country since July, submerging entire communities and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes.

An estimated 908 thousand people have reportedly been affected.

SourceBBC NEWS

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