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Sudan: Destitute flood victims in El Gedaref need aid

September 3 - 2018 EL GEDAREF
Flood devastation in Kassala last month (File photo: RD)
Flood devastation in Kassala last month (File photo: RD)

Sudan: Flood victims in El Gedaref need aid

The residents of Sudan’s El Gedaref state who were affected by floods and torrents of El Rahad river in El Khashkhasa and El Mafaza are living in the open in need of assistance. They have called on the state government and the local and foreign organisations to provide relief and shelter materials to them.

As reported by Radio Dabanga last week, floods have washed away roads in El Gedaref state in south-east Sudan. The accumulated rainwater has also isolated a number of villages in southern El Gedaref.

On Thursday morning, the floods washed away El Hawata-El Mafaza main road which connects El Hawata with El Gedaref town.

A number of residents from El Hawata told Radio Dabanga that the town “is completely isolated from the rest of the state”. They pointed out that passenger and cargo vehicles have been unable to enter or leave El Hawata.

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