Overall Green alert Flood
in Sudan

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This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100119
Death: 78
Displaced: -
Countries: Sudan
From - To 08 Aug - 16 Aug

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Sudan - Floods (ECHO 27 Aug 2019)Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:03

  • Heavy rain over the last two weeks has caused flash flooding, resulting in casualties in several parts of the country.
  • According to the latest UN OCHA report of 26 August, 59 people died in flood-related events and at least 245,700 have been affecteds. In total, more than 32,800 houses have been destroyed and another 16,200 damaged.
  • There is a high risk of water-borne disease outbreaks due to the presence of stagnant water. Various government authorities and humanitarian partners are assisting the affected population with food and relief kits.
  • Over the next 24 hours, drier conditions are forecast across the affected areas.
Sudan, August 2019Radio Dabanga, a coalition of Sudanese journalists and international development organizations, reported on 11 August that heavy rain had caused flooding in Darfur and Khartoum. Sudan News Agency SUNA reported on 13 August that 6 people died in flooding in Gezira State (also Al Jazirah). As of 15 August the Sudan government said 46 people had died (no locations given) 9,260 homes damaged, of which 595 were completely destroyed and 3,317 severely damaged. Over 120 public buildings were also damaged, including mosques, schools and health centres.Thu 8 Aug 2019FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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