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UNFPA Sudan Flood Update #1, 8 September 2020

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Situation Update
- Due to unusual heavy rainfall, flooding has created a significant humanitarian crisis in various part of Sudan leading the Government on 4th of September to declare a three-month State of Emergency in the country.
- According to the Humanitarian Aid Commission, 17 out of the country's 18 states have been impacted with more than 100,000 homes destroyed. UNOCHA reports over 506,000 people affected which is causing significant internal displacement.
- According to satellite images over 500km2 of land appears to be flooded in Khartoum, Al Gezira and White Nile states alone. Nearly 100 casualties and 46 injuries have also been reported.
- The Humanitarian Aid Commission is leading a national Flood Task Force to coordinate the response. Needs identified through assessments include emergency shelter and household supplies, clean water, sanitation and hygiene assistance, food and agricultural assistance, health and vector control.