Sudan: Flash Update August 22, 2013 (issue # 6)
The number of flood-affected people across Sudan has gradually increased due to continuous rains in some areas and due to new information being made available. However, there are still discrepanciesin the numbers presented by different Government sources—the Ministry of Health (MoH); the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and the Water and Environmental Sanitation Department (WES). The total number of affected families varies from 66,895 (MoH) to 105,964 (HAC). Assuming an average family size of 5, this amounts to approximately 530,000 affected people, according to the figures provided by HAC.
The Government of Sudan is leading and coordinating the overall emergency response. The National Flood Task Force was activated by the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) on 18 August and has been meeting on a daily basis.
WHO and UNICEF are supporting the MoH and national NGOs to run 50 emergency health clinics for two months in eight states in Sudan –Khartoum, White Nile, El Gezeira, River Nile, Northern, Blue Nile, North Darfur and South Darfur. In addition, the Health Sector is coordinating with the WASH sector for disinfection and latrines.
To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.