Sudan – Floods Leave 54 Dead, Over 170,000 Affected

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), reports that recent flooding in Sudan has affected an estimated 171,700 people with further heavy rainfall forecast.

Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) has reported 54 related deaths, mainly due to collapsed roofs and electrocution. In total 22,634 homes have been destroyed and 11,702 damaged.

UN-OCHA said that the states affected include El Gezira (11,450 affected), Gedaref (14,850), Kassala (19,235), Khartoum (11,840), North Darfur (11,580), North Kordofan (3,355), Red Sea (10,315), River Nile (3,775), Sennar (10,095), White Nile (66,485), South Darfur (7,700), East Darfur (200), West Darfur (5,800), Northern State (1,000), South Kordofan and the Abyei Area (1,200).

White Nile State is among the worst hit, with an estimated 66,485 people affected, 4 fatalities, 10,517 homes destroyed and 2,780 damaged.

In North Darfur 10 fatalities were reported and 11,580 people affected, with 1,161 homes destroyed and 1,155 damaged. Seven people have died in North Kordofan State, where an estimated 3,355 people have been affected.

In El Gezira State heavy rains and flash floods have affected an estimated 11,450 people, including 15 deaths in Almanagil, Greater Wad Medani, South El Gezira, El Hasaheesa, El Kamleen, East El Gezira, and Um El Qura localities, with 1,108 homes destroyed and 1,182 homes damaged.

Eight deaths were reported in River Nile State in El Damar, Atbara,Berber, Abu Hamad, El Matama and Shendi localities. Heavy rains and flash floods have affected an estimated 3,775 people in the state, with 401 homes destroyed and 354 damaged.

According to OCHA, “The majority of people affected require emergency shelter and non food items (ES/NFIs), water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, food, health, vector control and draining of stagnant water. Various government authorities and humanitarian partners are currently responding to needs.

Forecasts indicate heavy rains in coming days in a number of States including River Nile, Red Sea, ElGazira, White Nile, North Darfur, North Kordofan, North Darfur and Khartoum.

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