Articles tagged "sudan"

sudan flood sept 28 2020

Nearly 830 000 affected as Sudan faces 'unprecedented challenges' amid worst flood in century

Heavy rains and major floods continue to pose unprecedented challenges in disaster-stricken Sudan where 124 people have died and nearly 830 000 have been affected. Humanitarian workers are struggling as funds are running out, which are necessary to continue...

September 28, 2020

sudan flood sept 5 2020

River Nile in Sudan at highest levels since records began

A 3-month state of emergency has been declared in Sudan amid severe flooding described by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok as "catastrophic and painful." More than 100 people have died, over 100 000 homes have been damaged or destroyed, and about half a...

September 08, 2020

sudan flood sept 1 2020

Record flooding leaves 93 fatalities, 80 000 homes damaged and 380 000 people affected in Sudan

At least 93 people have died while more than 380 000 have been affected by worsening floods in Sudan since the beginning of the rainy season, the interior ministry reported Tuesday, September 1, 2020. More than 5 000 cattle have also perished and about 80 000...

September 01, 2020

sudan flood aug 18 2020

Major flooding leaves 65 people dead, more than 220 000 affected, and 40 000 homes hit - Sudan

Major flooding from prolonged heavy rains in Sudan has left at least 65 fatalities and 220 000 people affected, a UN spokesman said at a briefing on Monday, August 17, 2020.​ 17 of the country's 18 states have been impacted, with around 40 000 houses damaged...

August 18, 2020

sudan flood aug 9 2020

Floods claim 35 lives, destroy or damage 7 000 homes and leave widespread crop loss - Sudan

20 more people lost their lives as severe flooding persists in Sudan, bringing the death toll to 35. Since late July, more than 7 000 houses have been damaged or destroyed due to heavy rains. Torrential rains struck across the nation on Sunday, killing at least 20...

August 12, 2020

sudanese flood aug 7 2020

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...

August 08, 2020

sudan flood aug 1 2020

Deadly flash floods hit Sudan, damaging or destroying more than 2 300 homes

Widespread flooding hit Sudan over the weekend, leaving more than 2 300 homes damaged or destroyed and at least five people dead. The worst affected province was the Blue Nile, where heavy rainfall lashed about 1 200 houses and caused the collapse of the Bout dam....

August 03, 2020

1locust swarm

Extreme desert locust outbreak threatens food security across East Africa

The most serious locust outbreak in decades is spreading across East Africa after recent massive floods, posing a threat to food security in some of the world's vulnerable countries. In India, Iran and Pakistan numerous Desert Locust swarms have been present...

January 20, 2020

The aftermath of floods in Beledwayne November 7 2019 f

Natural disasters claim over 1 200 lives across East and Southern Africa

Save the Children's new analysis on December 2, 2019, shows that more than 1 200 people have lost their lives so far this year in natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, and landslides across East and Southern Africa, particularly Mozambique, Somalia, Kenya,...

December 03, 2019

floods hit sudan oct 6 2019

Flash floods hit North Darfur, damaging at least 367 homes, Sudan

Heavy rains and flash floods hit Um Kedada in North Darfur on October 4 to 6, 2019, leaving at least 367 homes damaged and many livestock perished. No human casualties were reported but many families have been left homeless. According to the town's preliminary...

October 10, 2019

sudan flood relief september 2019

Flash flood death toll rises to 78, Sudan

Severe rains continued to lash 16 out of 18 states in Sudan, increasing the death toll to 78, reports showed on September 6, 2019. Previous records on August 15, 2019, showed that the floodings resulted in at least 50 fatalities. According to reports, it is...

September 07, 2019

sudan floods august 2019 f

Severe floods leave at least 50 dead, thousands of homes destroyed, Sudan

Thousands of homes were destroyed and at least 50 people have been killed in severe floods affecting Sudan over the past 10 days. Flooding has affected 25 localities in 16 of Sudan's 18 states. Catastrophic health conditions are expected if authorities do not...

August 16, 2019

sudan floods unocha

Over 19 000 homes destroyed by heavy rain and flash floods in Sudan

Over 200 000 people in 15 of Sudan's 18 states have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods between October 8 and November 4, 2018. This is almost double the 122 500 people affected by floods the same time last year. According to the Government of Sudan,...

November 23, 2018

port sudan october 24 2018 suomi npp

Destructive floods hit desert state of Red Sea, NE Sudan

Heavy rains affecting the state of Red Sea in NE Sudan, caused severe floods claimed lives of at least 4 people, destroyed agricultural fields and homes and drowned hundreds of farm animals. The worst affected since October 28 is the town of Tokar, also called...

November 05, 2018

south darfur sudan

Rockfall destroys Togoli village in Sudan's South Darfur, killing at least 20 people and leaving 50 injured

At least 20 people have been killed, 6 are missing and 50 were injured after a large rockfall crashed down onto houses of Togoli village in South Darfur's Kass locality on September 7, 2018. The entire village was reportedly destroyed. The rockfall was caused by...

September 13, 2018

suomi npp june 21 2018 chad sudan

Severe storm destroys 430 homes in Central Darfur camps, Sudan

Torrential rain accompanied with strong winds hit Sudan's Central Darfur on June 21, 2018, destroying 430 homes in displaced camps in Zalingei. According to Radio Dabanga, high winds accompanied by rain that lasted all night caused the destruction of 430 homes...

June 25, 2018

meteorite hits sudan june 2017 fragments

Meteorite hits White Nile, Sudan, large fragments found

Sudanese authorities said Sunday, June 25, 2017, they have recovered fragments of meteorites which struck a remote area of the state of White Nile in the south of the state at dawn on Wednesday, June 21. Eyewitness reports mention loud sound and a bright light that...

June 26, 2017

massive sandstorm khartoum sudan june 1 2017

Massive sandstorm sweeps through Khartoum, Sudan

A massive sandstorm swept through the Sudanese capital Khartoum on June 1, 2017, turning day into night and burying several homes. The storm has brought vast amounts of sand and dust into the city, burying several homes and severely limiting visibility, CGTN...

June 02, 2017

sudan_flood_2016_credit_unocha_f

Heavy floods in Sudan destroyed over 14 700 houses, claimed 114 lives since early June

As of August 16, 2016, heavy rains and severe flooding since early June have completely destroyed 14 713 houses and claimed the lives of at least 114 people in the African country of Sudan. The affected states include Kassala, Sennar, South Kordofan, West Kordofan...

August 16, 2016

sudan_amo_2012056

Multiple dust plumes in Sudan

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites observed the intensification of a dust storm in the eastern Sahara Desert on February 25, 2012.  Multiple dust plumes arise from discrete source points—one such

February 27, 2012