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Sudan: Floods - Jun 2022

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Since the beginning of the rainy season in June, about 19,409 people (numbers yet to be verified) have been affected by heavy rains and flooding so far, mostly in South Kordofan and White Nile, Kassala, and West Darfur state. (OCHA, 2 Aug 2022)

On 10 July, flash floods triggered by torrential rains in areas south-east of Kassala town have affected an estimated 750 people in the Ashwaei area located in southern parts of Fatu, Al-Aitma and Al-Shuhada neighborhoods. At least five tukuls (huts) in the area were destroyed, according to the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) that visited the area recently. In the eastern and northern parts of Al-Shuhada neighbourhood, some houses are still surrounded by water, and other houses are damaged. According to preliminary reports, emergency shelter, non-food relief supplies, and food assistance are the priority needs of the affected families. The area Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) convened on 13 July 2022 and agreed with sectors to conduct registration, verification of affected people, and the provision of emergency response. (OCHA, 13 Jul 2022)

Floods and flash floods continue to impact various states in Sudan, resulting in an increasing number of casualties and damage. According to the authorities and humanitarian organisations, as of 15 August, 52 people have died, more than 8,900 houses have been destroyed and another 20,600 damaged in 12 states. About 136,000 people have been affected since May 2022. The floods have also affected 238 health facilities, more than 1,500 water sources and damaged or washed away 1,500 latrines. (ECHO, 16 Aug 2022)