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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Sudan

15 Aug 2022

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Stock photo: Flooding in 2020 affected hundreds of households in Khartoum state, Sudan. (Photo credit: UNHCR/Amel Dirar)

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights - 15 August 2022

Sudan

In Sudan, more than 136,000 people have been affected by floods since May in the Darfurs, eastern Sudan and Kordofan states, according to humanitarian partners and local authorities.

52 people have died and another 25 have been injured, according to the National Council for Civil Defence. About 8,900 houses have been destroyed another 20,600 damaged. The number of people affected is likely to increase as verification is still underway, and heavy rains have been forecast.

In addition, the floods have affected hundreds of health facilities and caused damage to water sources and latrines. Hundreds of livestock have been lost, and agricultural land has been affected.

Humanitarian organizations are carrying out rapid assessments in affected and accessible areas. Sudan’s rainy season runs from June to September with peak rains and flooding observed between August and September. Last year, flooding affected about 314,500 people across Sudan.