Wrath of Nature: Flash Floods Destroy Houses and Wash away Crops in Sudan


According to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) report on Monday, the Blue Nile and River Nile states, Khartoum, are among the hardest-hit areas. They have reported a lot of damage caused by the floods in West Kordofan, El Gezira, and South Darfur areas.

Thousands of houses have been destroyed, leaving several hundred people homeless. 

The UN relief agency said, “According to preliminary information from local authorities, several hectares of crops might have been lost, and over 150 livestock washed away, increasing the risk of heightened food insecurity in the months ahead.”

Wrath of Floods in Sudan

Over 84,000 people living in Blue Nile State are at risk of being compromised with water after the collapse of the Bout Earth Dam. This happened after the dam exceeded its full capacity.

The heavy rainfall has also increased the chances of the spread of diseases. It could enhance the spread of covid-19 too.

There are tensions, and fears that the situation could even get worse in August. This is because more than average rainfall is expected throughout the country during this month.

Citizens in the affected areas’ most significant obstacles to meeting the basic needs are logistics. Areas such as the Blue Nile State are impassable through roads rendering helicopters the only best alternative. 

Humanitarian Response and Needs

In partnership with the humanitarian organizations, the Sudanese government had already started supporting families with life-saving assistance. The government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission coordinated the process after being activated at the federal level. Has this took place, an assessment was going on in all the affected areas.

Three flights had already landed with essential non-food stuff like hygiene kits, water purification products, medicines, mosquito nets in the Blue Nile States to help the situation.

As partners are using propositioned supplies and identifying possible gaps, the local authorities and partners in Khartoum had mobilized rice, cooking oil, rice, and 600 pieces of plastic sheets and wheat flour for the affected persons.





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