Floods cause ‘catastrophic devastation’ in White Nile, Sudan

Floods cause ‘catastrophic devastation’ in White Nile, Sudan

Severe floods affecting southern White Nile State, Sudan from September 4 to 6, 2021 affected 53 villages or more than 61 000 people, including 35 000 South Sudanese refugees in Alganaa area. Local authorities said the floods caused 'catastrophic…

River Nile in Sudan at highest levels since records began

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…

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

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….

Extreme desert locust outbreak threatens food security across East Africa

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…