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‘Flooding affects more than 42,000 across Sudan’: OCHA

July 28 - 2016 SUDAN
Residents of Kassala state in Eastern Sudan attempt to save their belongings from the flooding of the Gash river this week (Radio Dabanga correspondent)
Residents of Kassala state in Eastern Sudan attempt to save their belongings from the flooding of the Gash river this week (Radio Dabanga correspondent)

Heavy rains and flooding have continued in some areas in Sudan, including parts of Blue Nile, Kassala, Khartoum, North, South and West Darfur, Northern, and South and West Kordofan.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports in its latest Humanitarian Bulletin, that an estimated 42,850 people have been affected so far, according to the Government of Sudan, SRCS and partners, and efforts are ongoing to verify the number of people affected and map their needs and the response.

In affected areas, an estimated 8,570 houses have been damaged, of which 4,308 were completely destroyed. Flooding usually occurs during the rainy season in Sudan, which is from June to September/ October. The government-led response is ongoing at the national level by the National Flood Steering Committee which is comprised of HAC, Civil Defence and SRCS and is supported by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and the Committee is working with key actors to monitor flooding and coordinate the response.

At the state level, governmental Emergency Committees are finalising flood contingency plans and responding to help people affected by flooding through line ministries and national NGOs. Support from international humanitarian actors is being provided in some states including North Darfur and West Kordofan.


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