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Over 50,000 animals die in Unity State, Authority orders for their safe

The authority in Unity state town council have ordered the collection of
carcasses of animals which died as a result of floods to free the town from
bad smell and suspected diseases arising from the remain of these dead

Communities in this area recently reported that, more than 50,000 cattle
have died in seven counties of the state due to floods and its devastating
The state’s town Council mayor Mr. Koang Malual Kuok, confirmed that his
leadership ordered a 10 day collection of carcasses with support from
ministry of health in collaboration with Food and Agricultural organization
He said that, the animals’ remnants created bad smell in Bentiu town and
Rubkona prompting them to give it quick attention.
“We are collecting carcasses of dogs, cattle, goats, cats and donkeys;
these animals’ died as a result of 2021 flooding; we initially collected and
burnt them 5 kilometers away from town, Right now; many children are
suffering from diarrhea, vomiting and who knows it may be because of
those carcasses.” Malual added.
The mayor extended a mammoth appreciation to Food and Agriculture
Organization FAO initiative for providing monetary support to 40 people
helping in the collection of the carcasses.
“Two Months ago, the Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak in
Unity state and many people are now afraid that, the carcasses may be
responsible for the cholera outbreak.” he mentioned.
Mr.Malual revealed that after this exercise, any person whose animal will
die is going to be responsible for burying it, and if he or she fails to do so,
the person shall face some charges for failing to responsibly dispose off the
carcass of the animal.
The Public health director of Bentiu town Michael Gatjok said Bentiu town
and Rubkona town are in poor hygiene and sanitation conditions with an
alarming rate of cholera outbreak which he suspects is due to rampant
animal deaths and urged for immediate intervention.
Humanitarian food agency FAO committed its full support to free Bentiu
and Rubkona towns from carcasses during this alarming cholera period.

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