Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A bank aids South Sudanese flood victims

AllAfrica.com via the Sudan Tribune: National staffs from KCB South Sudan bank on Saturday donated items worth 15,000 South Sudanese Pounds [$4,500) to flood victims in the country. The staff association chairman said the move followed recent appeals by government for various stakeholders to support thousands displaced by floods in the country.

"We have done this little contribution to our people as KCB national staff simply because we are South Sudanese societies in this bank and we can be tasked and task others in building our country. It is not the first time we ever did it", said Noble Arem Riak.

Items donated, include 40 bags of flour, 20 Jerry cans of cooking oil, two sacks of sugar, assorted powdered juice, washing soap, tea leaves, among others.

"We call on others to emulate us contribute [the] little as we manage the crisis befalling our country," Arem stressed.

Persistent floods, a government-led assessment showed, displaced over 220,000 people with at least 37,000 households affected. The most affected states were Jonglei, Warrap, Upper Nile and Unity. On his part, however, the association deputy chairperson urged South Sudanese to learn the art of self reliance and desist from dependency on foreign donations...

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