Period covered: August, 1999 - July,
Unusually early and heavy rains resulted
in severe flooding in eight states in Sudan, causing 36 deaths. The states
affected were Khartoum, River Nile, Sinnar, Gezira, Northern state, Red
Sea, Kassala and North Kordofan states. More than 20,000 houses were damaged
or destroyed, leaving approximately 100,000 individuals in need of assistance.
Water borne diseases and malaria were rife in all the affected states.
The Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS),
supported by the Federation, initially intervened using available stockpiles