As many as 120 people have now died in Sudan in what the UN describe as the worst flooding in 30 years.
Floods and landslides have destroyed or damaged 166,000 houses, according to the Sudan Government, and almost 830,000 people have been critically affected.
North Darfur, Khartoum, West Darfur and Sennar are amongst the hardest-hit states, accounting for nearly half of all people affected. Crops have also been severely damaged just before harvest time. Over 420 schools have also been damaged, along with several health facilities, compromising essential services to the population.
Humanitarian agencies in the country provided assistance to over 400,000 people across all states, in support of the Government and civil society response. However, thousands of people are still in need of vital assistance and more funding is urgently required, the UN said.
Heavy rainfall began in late July, with some flooding reported in the capital Khartoum.
By mid-August flooding had affected 17 of the country’s 18 states. Flooding worsened further and by early September over 500,000 people had been affected, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency.
On 07 September the Blue Nile River at Khartoum reached 17.67 metres, the highest level on record.