The rains in South Sudan have been relentless. Hundreds of thousands of people have now been affected by the flooding – a crisis that began last year, but hasn’t stopped. Tearfund has been adapting its support to reach those in need. Find out more about what’s happening and how you can pray.
Maketh, a father-of-five, relied on farming to provide for his family. They had cows, goats, chickens, as well as crops sown into the ground, ready to harvest. But then, the rains came.
As the floods got worse, chances for cultivation became narrower each day. Now, the area has become totally submerged in water.
‘I lost everything. My home, my farm and harvests, even my livestock,’ says Maketh.
Maketh was forced to evacuate his family from the area and sought refuge on higher ground. But he had nothing now to provide for his family. Like many others in the area, he was facing hunger.
‘I moved my family to Bor, I remained here at Pakeny Island to be able to do something to support them. My family is starving,’ he shares.