Sudan Floods Death Toll Rises to 77

Fifteen states have now been affected by flooding in Sudan over the last month. The worst affected are Khartoum, Kassala, River Nile, North Darfur and White Nile. Also badly affected are the states of Gezira, Northern, Sennar, North Kordufan, South Kordofan and West Darfur.

IFRC  Sudanese Red Crescent  Kassala, Sudan. August 2014. The Gash River flooding has affected over 21,000 people in the Aroma locality alone, destroying houses, roads and bridges.
IFRC / Sudanese Red Crescent
Kassala, Sudan. August 2014.
The Gash River flooding has affected over 21,000 people in the Aroma locality alone, destroying houses, roads and bridges.

Local media report that the according to the Sudan Health Ministry, the death toll now stands 77, with 227 injured and over 36,000 families affected.

A recent news report from the Red Cross claims that over 28,000 houses have been destroyed in the floods.

IFRC  Sudanese Red Crescent Society  Khartoum State, Sudan. July 2014 What is left of Alnour Esmaiel’s home in Gadain area, Khartoum State.
IFRC / Sudanese Red Crescent Society
Khartoum State, Sudan. July 2014
What is left of Alnour Esmaiel’s home in Gadain area, Khartoum State.

The flood situation is now being complicated by the increase in diseases such as malaria, dysentery and diarrhoea.

Aida Sayied, Sudanese Red Crescent’s health director, says the society’s staff and volunteers are working to support those affected by the floods. “We have opened a clinic in Gadain area of Khartoum State and we have been providing medicine. Unfortunately stocks ran out after one day,” he says. “We urgently need medicine to cater for patients coming in for treatment.”

IFRC  Sudanese Red Crescent  Northern State, Sudan. August 2014. Volunteers from the Sudanese Red Crescent are engaged in search and rescue as well as evacuation activities in the affected areas.
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Northern State, Sudan. August 2014.
Volunteers from the Sudanese Red Crescent are engaged in search and rescue as well as evacuation activities in the affected areas.