Flood IRNA Report: Koch County in Unity State

Flood IRNA Report: Koch County in Unity State

Subject/Objective: 
To determine the situation and needs of the flood-affected community
Methodology: 
Key informant interviews (KII) with local authorities and community leaders Interviews with members of affected population and vulnerable groups such as women, elderly, children and the people living with disabilities Observation was used to gauge and understand the humanitarian situation in the affected areas.
Key findings: 
Food security ; Household food security is likely to be compromised for the affected household and host relati ves due to sharing of food as displace have lost crop during and before harvest due to flooding. food reserved will not last for more than one week according to some of the affected household members interviewed Livelihoods and coping : Currently, most of the households derive food from GFD and own gardens and income from sale of livestock and its products (mainly milk) and fish for those engaged in fishing activities. The crops currently cultivated are expected to be consumed from August onward s however some flood affected household farms are unlikely to harvest especially those whose crops were submerged prior to maturity stage. M ost interview ed affected household s and host famil ies have reported restricted food consumption and reduce number of meals to cope with increasing demand for food due to sharing Fishing : F ishing has been and continue to be a livelihood activity along the Nile river and its tributaries this occurs on a seasonal basis W ith the current flooding, fishing activities ar e likely to improve as most fishing farmers will have access to fishing sites closer to their homestead. Livestock : Livestock condition s have improved due to i ncreased pasture availability and cattle have been mo ve d closer to homestead where family can ha ve access to milk However flooding is likely to increase diseases incidences especially liv estock waterborne disease s as the rainy season progresses and grazing land gets flooded .
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Available on Request
Assessment Data: 
Available on Request
Countries: 
South Sudan
Assessment Date(s): 
18 Aug 2020 to 20 Aug 2020
Status: 
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
Displaced population
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
South Sudan: Water Sanitation Hygiene
South Sudan: Protection
South Sudan: Nutrition
South Sudan: Health
South Sudan: Food Security and Livelihoods
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Other
Participating Organization(s): 
CARE International (CARE)
Child Hope International (CH)
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Humanitarian Development Consortium (HDC)
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Mercy Corps
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
World Relief Germany (WRG)
Location(s): 
Koch
Other location: 
Gany payam Ngony payam, Kuachlual