Heavy rains and flooding have devastated 18 provinces in Sudan
At least 18 provinces in Sudan have been impacted by flooding. Since the beginning of the year, the floods have killed 103 people and injured at least 50. Over 100,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed, and over 500,000 people have been impacted by flooding. On Monday, September 7, the village of Eltomaniat, north of Khartoum, was completely inundated by floodwaters. On Saturday, September 5, Sudan s Security and Defense Council declared a national state of emergency that will remain in effect for three months amid heavy rainfall and ongoing flooding throughout the country. Sources indicate that 21 people remain missing. Worsening conditions remain possible as above-average rainfall is expected in the region until late September. Sources indicate that the Nile River has risen to nearly 57 feet, which is reportedly the highest level recorded in 100 years. Khartoum State remains under a state of emergency. At least 72,464 homes have been impacted, with 37,249 of those completely destroyed. The Egyptian health ministry is sending medical aid to Sudan to assist in ongoing relief operations. Continual flood-related disruptions and damages should be expected in the affected areas. According to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, all but one of Sudan s 18 provinces have been affected by heavy rainfall and flooding. Khartoum, Blue Nile, and River Nile states are among the most impacted. Damage has also been reported in the Gezira, Gadarif, West Kordofan, and South Darfur regions. At least 1,600 water sources have been contaminated or declared non-operational due to flood-related damage. Reports indicate that in late July, the Bout Dam, located in Bout in the Blue Nile Province, collapsed following heavy rainfall and at least 13 neighborhoods were damaged in the local area, impacting the water supply of over 100,000 people. Reports indicate that West Kordofan and Kassala state are amongst the hardest-hit regions of flooding.
The country is now facing floods that the region has not witnessed in the last 100 years, which are once again adding suffering to the plight of already vulnerable people. If humanitarian assistance is not timely provided, people are being pushed to the brink.
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