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Sudan: Floods - Jun 2019

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On 7 June, torrential rains reportedly destroyed around 300 to 400 houses belonging to IDPs and returnees in Leiba, East Jebel Marra, South Darfur. A total of 11 people were injured including two who were in critical situation. Two schools, health facility and latrines were also damaged. HAC and humanitarian partners plan to conduct a rapid assessment this week to support the affected people...On 4 June, heavy rain and flooding have either partially or completely destroyed IDPs’ houses in Tawilla, North Darfur. Preliminary assessments indicate that over 480 houses (about 2,470 individuals) have completely been destroyed and 758 houses have partially been affected in all five Tawilla IDP camps. Also, close to 900 latrines have been destroyed across the camps. On 11 June 2019 humanitarian partners will assess the needs of the population affected by flooding and rains in the area and plan the response. (OCHA, 9 Jun 2019)

Humanitarian partners have started providing support to people affected by flooding in Tawilla, North Darfur. WFP and UNHCR provided a 15-days emergency food ration and non-food items respectively. Approximately 485 households (2,472 people) were completely destroyed, 758 houses (3,726 people) partially destroyed and 899 latrines affected. The most urgent needs identified in an inter-agency assessment on 11 June were shelter and NFIs, food, health and opening the drainage systems in Tawilla. (OCHA, 13 Jun 2019)

In response to flooding in Kebkabiya, a rapid needs assessment for the affected households was conducted by the national NGO KSCS; NFIs request has been submitted to UNHCR. In Tawilla, multi-sectoral humanitarian assistance has been provided to 6,198 individuals including NFI and WASH supplies; 15-day emergency food rations. Plans are in place to rehabilitate damaged latrines. Health sector is conducting health surveillance, and has dispatched ermergency health kits to cover 15,000 people. The education sector is sending education supplies for two affected basic schools. In Leiba, response is underway to support the 325 affected families. (OCHA, 20 Jun 2019)

Heavy rain has continued to cause flash flooding across 16 out of 18 states in Sudan, resulting in 78 casualties across the country. So far an estimated 346,300 people have been affected by these floods, with more than 41,000 homes destroyed and almost 28,000 damaged. The majority of people affected require emergency shelter and non-food items (ES/NFIs), water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, food, health, vector control and draining of stagnant water as the risk of water-borne disease outbreaks is high. Various government authorities and humanitarian partners are currently responding to needs. (ECHO, 6 Sep 2019)

The total number of people affected by floods and in need of assistance is increasing slightly as water dries up, mainly in Al Salam and Tandalti localities in White Nile State. In areas where humanitarian actors are not present, HAC and national actors are trying to meet needs, but response is hampered by limited relief supplies, funding or staff. The main need of all people affected by floods are emergency shelter and household supplies (ES/NFIs) (OCHA, 12 Sep 2019.)

As of 19 September 2019, an estimated 364,200 people have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods across 17 states and the Abyei area*, according to HAC and partners. HAC has reported 78 related deaths, mainly due to collapsed roofs and electrocution. In total 45,104 homes have been destroyed and 27,742 homes damaged. (OCHA, 3 Oct 2019.)