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Southern Liech faces food shotrage

Author : | Published: Friday, November 11, 2016

Southern Liech State is facing serious shortages of food and other humanitarian needs, an official has said.

Information Minister Peter Makuoth says residents of the capital, Leer, are currently surviving on one meal per day due to lack of humanitarian assistance.

“The citizens don’t have anything to eat, and at the same time, we don’t have enough food items available in the market in Leer,” Mr Makuoth told Eye Radio on Thursday.

Prices of the few available items have been hiked.

The area has been witnessing a series of clashes since September.

This, he said, and floods along major roads leading to the town, has affected market supplies; farmers in the state cultivated crops, but were not successful due to the floods.

Following the latest clashes early this month, many residents fled to the town after incidents of attacks by the armed groups in the surrounding areas.

“The humanitarian situation is very bad because many people are in the town,” Mr Makuoth continued.

He urged the humanitarian organizations to intervene.

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