October 30, 2020

RAIN FLOOD DEVASTATES SUDAN

IMAGE CREDIT: REUTERS

Nearly two mont flooding in Sudan have wiped out livelihoods, rendered tens of thousands of people homeless

Over 500,000 people have been affected, 99 reported dead, 80 injured and over 100,000 houses destroyed

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports 15 of Sudan’s 18 states have been affected.

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 The situation which has created a humanitarian emergency international response has led to a declaration of a National state of emergency

Labor and Social Development Minister Lena Al-Sheikh said,

“The rate of floods and rain in 2020 has exceeded records set in 1946 and 1988 and is expected to continue rising”.

An estimated 125,000 refugees and internally displaced people have been affected by the floods

 Many of those affected are in urgent need of shelter and other emergency assistance the UN refugee agency said .

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