At least 10 dead, more than 3 300 homes destroyed or damaged after severe floods in Sudan

At least 10 dead, more than 3 300 homes destroyed or damaged after severe floods in Sudan

Severe flooding hit much of Sudan this week, affecting more than 50 000 people, causing at least 10 fatalities, and leaving more than 3 300 homes damaged or destroyed.

As of August 6, tens of thousands have been affected in 14 out of the 18 states across the country.

According to the preliminary data from the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC), the states hit hard were West Kordofan, South Kordofan, Sennar, El Gezira, South Darfur, East Darfur, North Darfur, Red Sea, Blue Nile, White Nile, River Nile, Khartoum, Kassala, and Northern State.

Some 1 800 homes were destroyed while over 1 500 were damaged. In addition, 21 schools and eight mosques were swept away.

"Torrential rains continued in several parts of Sudan, leading to flooding, landslides, and damages to houses and infrastructure," UN OCHA stated.

This week, at least 10 fatalities were reported while more Sudanese continue to be displaced.

On July 29, heavy downpours in the Blue Nile triggered a dam collapse, leaving 800 houses partially damaged or destroyed.

OCHA added that the disaster may compromise access to water for more than 84 000 people.

The Government, led by HAC, as well as aid organizations, are closely monitoring the situation and providing help to the affected population.

Featured image credit: Sudanese Red Cross Association


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