Skip to main content
Independent news from the heart of Sudan
Watch live

North Darfur town devastated by rains, flash floods

October 7 - 2019 UM KEDADA
Flood damage in Um Kedada, North Darfur (RD correspondent)
Flood damage in Um Kedada, North Darfur (RD correspondent)

At least 367 homes collapsed and a large number of livestock were killed after heavy rains and flash floods hit Um Kedada in North Darfur at the weekend. No human casualties were reported but many people have been left homeless.

The heavy rains began on Friday and continued during the weekend. According to preliminary statistics from the town, 129 houses in El Salam district, 121 houses at El Safa district, 41 homes at El Muzdalifa district, and 13 in Tagwa district, collapsed in the aftermath of the rains

The rains also led to the complete collapse of the two basic schools constructed by a charity association founded by Ibrahim El Wali.

The charity, the Um Kedada Platform for Enlightenment, and the town's district committees appealed to the federal and state governments, relief organisations, and Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission, to act urgently to help those affected and provide the necessary support and assistance, especially as dozens of families are now living in the open.

A flooded football field in Um Kedada (RD correspondent)


Residents of Um Kedada try to salvage what they can (RD correspondent)


Collapsed homes in Um Gedada (RD correspondent)


Our editorial independence means that we can continue to provide factual updates about political developments to Sudanese and international actors, educate people about how to avoid outbreaks of infectious diseases, and provide a window to the world for those in all corners of Sudan. Support Radio Dabanga for as little as €2.50, the equivalent of a cup of coffee.


Back to overview