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20-020-RO Floods in Sudan (Activated)

Nyhed   •   Sep 10, 2020 13:54 CEST

IAS have submitted an alert on the floods in Sudan. The DERF was activated to the alerted crisis.

Torrential rains mostly in Ethiopia have caused flooding in Khartoum State destroying and damaging more than 500 homes, displacing people and creating new humanitarian needs. These have compounded the humanitarian needs in the state .

The Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) reported extensive damage in all seven Khartoum localities. The Inter Agency report carried out in the first week of September 2020 indicates that at least 102,000 people have been affected by the floods. A total of 21,440 people (4,288 households) are affected by the current rainy season in Khartoum state, which starts in July through September. Sudan has seen flooding in all States over the past four weeks.

The situation is expected to get worse over the coming weeks, as above-average rains are forecast until the end of September. According to Inter Agency Assessment report (September 2020), urgent needs include health, WASH, and Shelter/NFIs. Containment and preparedness measures to minimize the overflow of the river are urgent priorities in areas along the river, including positioning of sandbags. Houses which have been partially damaged are very unstable and not safe. Special attention needs to be paid to supporting people with disabilities, elderly, and pregnant women, as they have limited mobility. 

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