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Hunger hits Pochalla, kills several

Author : | Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pochalla County Commissioner says over six thousand people have migrated to Ethiopia in search of food, after hunger killed several people in the County.

Commissioner Joseph Okello says insecurity and floods in Jonglei state have also contributed to displacement of the civilian population.

“Aid assistance cannot reach the area because of impassable roads,” Commissioner Okello told Eye Radio.

“The situation is worse, people are dying and those who are strong are crossing into Ethiopia.

“The situation is displacing people and killing others.

“Sometimes people fish in the river and eat wild fruits, and hunt animals; these are the only things they are surviving on.”

Commissioner Okello appealed to the government, well-wishers and non-governmental organization to urgently intervene and rescue the situation.

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