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Seed Distribution leaves one dead in Aweil East

By Hou Akot Hou

The seed distribution among local farmers in Aweil East County of Northern Bahr El Ghazal State left one dead after being hit by a trunk of a tree on Wednesday.

Anei Deng Akok, the State Minister for Agriculture and Forestry said the incident occurred in the afternoon during distribution of seeds by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

“People of Rialdit, Mangar-tong and Pingdong areas were made to converge at Mabil-Apuoth, people sat under a tree in the evening for registration and in the process of doing that the trunk of a tree fell on people and hit on spot Abuk Yai Adim who died,” Deng told Juba Echo on Thursday.

He said other injured people were transported to hospital.

Deng said that FAO was distributing seeds to local farmers to prepare their fields as the rain season starts.

 “There is climate change and we urge the NGOs to give seeds to our people early enough,” Deng said.

He added that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other partners such as World Vision, NRC, KUCDA, and GIZ are aiming to distribute seeds to 29,825 households.

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