[ NEWS ] Radio Tamazuj: Terekeka authorities warn of looming hunger and disease outbreaks

[ REPOST from Radio Tamazuj – 18 FEB 2019 ]

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Officials in South Sudan’s Terekeka State say the citizens are prone to famine as well as the outbreak of diseases.

Speaking to Radio Tamazuj over the weekend, Terekeka State Minister of Agriculture Angelo Maring said the risk of famine is due to prolonged dry spells.

He added that the lack of clean drinking water is the main cause of the spread of diseases in the state.

Maring noted that more than 45,000 people in different parts of the state are at risk, revealing that there are reports of the spread of diarrhea, typhoid, malaria, and tuberculosis.

He appealed to humanitarian aid organizations to intervene urgently to help the people already affected in the state.

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