Sudan Floods – Over 200,000 Now Affected, 98 Dead

According to a recent report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the flood situation in Sudan has deteriorated over the last 2 weeks in particular in the states of Kassala, South Darfur and Al Gezira,

The numbers affected by floods across the country have significantly increased from 161,730 in mid August to over 204,000 as of 25 August. The worst hit states by population affected are Kassala (55,880 affected), South Darfur (38,575), and Al Gezira (23,280).

Sennar, West Kordofan, Gedaref, South Kordofan, North Darfur, West Darfur and White Nile are also badly affected.

A further 15 people have died since mid August and the UN says that 98 people have now lost their lives in the flooding since early June. As many as 26 of the fatalities occurred in Al Gezira, 17 in South Darfur, 13 in Gedaref and 13 in West Darfur.

The report adds that 22,097 houses have been completely destroyed and 18,523 partially destroyed.

UNOCHA says that the Government of Sudan is leading and coordinating the response, and has reactivated the Flood Task Force (FTF) at federal and state levels. The FTF includes representatives from line ministries, the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC), Civil Defence Authority, the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) and United Nations agencies.

Flood summary

Last updated: September 2, 2016
Event
Sudan, June to September 2016
Date
June 1, 2016
Type
Flash flood, Inland flood, River flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall, Long-term rainfall
The rainy season in Sudan has affected over 200,000 people, left over 100 dead and thousands of homes destroyed.Affected states are Kassala, South Darfur, Sennar, West Kordofan, Al Gezira, Gedaref, South Kordofan, North Darfur, White Nile, Blue Nile, Khartoum, North Kordofan, Northern State and West Darfur.

Locations

A - Kassala
B - South Darfur
C - Sennar
D - West Kordofan
E - Al Gezira
F - Gedaref
G - South Kordofan
H - North Darfur
I - White Nile

Damages

Fatalities
98 people
June 1 to August 26, 2016
Buildings destroyed
22,097
June 1 to August 31, 2016
Affected
204,000
June 1 to August 31, 2016
As of 23 August, Kassala (29,2910 affected), South Darfur (34,045), Sennar (16,980), West Kordofan (14,340), Al Gezira (10,795), Gedaref (11,355), South Kordofan (8,485), North Darfur (10,470) and White Nile (10,160).By end August, the figures increased: Kassala (55,880 affected), South Darfur (38,575), and Al Gezira (23,280)Flooding has also been reported in Blue Nile, Khartoum, North Kordofan, Northern State and West Darfur.