25 October 2013: Since August, more than 65,500 houses have been either totally destroyed or partially damaged by heavy rains in the Republic of the Sudan. The floods have caused the deaths of 93 people and injured another 85. In total, around 340,000 people have been affected by the heavy rains and flooding. With severe damage to both shelter and infrastructure, the affected people are at high risk for infections and water-borne diseases.
In response to the unfolding humanitarian emergency, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided a rapid response grant of US$5,537,051 to three United Nations agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The allocations are expected to help 341,765 people.
Using an allocation of $3,232,076, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will ensure access to water, sanitation and hygiene services and provide education facilities.
With an allocation of $489,072, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will provide emergency shelter and non-food items, including plastic sheets and basic household kits consisting of blankets, jerry-cans and sleeping mats.
The World Health Organization (WHO) will use its allocation of $1,517,994 to ensure primary health services.
IOM has received $297,909 to provide and maintain basic water, sanitation and hygiene services.