The rising cost of the climate crisis in flooded South Sudan

REACH “Fangak Shocks Verification Mission” Report referenced by the Guardian’s “The rising cost of the climate crisis in flooded South Sudan” article.

Though floods occur each year during the rainy season from May to October, scientists say that the recent flooding in Fangak county has been exceptional in terms of intensity, geographic extent and duration. The leading theory on the cause of the flooding, with the caveat of an absence of data before 1980 and the lack of a larger-scale assessment involving neighbouring countries, is that upstream water saturated local swamps, which have likely absorbed water in previous years.

November 30, 2021