Sudan: Flash Update September 15, 2013 (issue # 9)

SUDAN FLOOD SITUATION AND RESPONSE

The following information is partial and reflects only the reports that have been made available to the UN. The information below does not reflect the full scope of the flood response in Sudan. Flood related information is available and regularly updated online on sudan.humanitarianresponse.info.

This is the last flash update on flood situation and response in Sudan. Further updates will be reported in the regular OCHA Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin.

OVERVIEW

HAC revises upwards the number of flood-affected people in Sudan

As of 9 September, the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) reported that some 99,980 families are “affected” by floods. Assuming an average family size of five, this amounts to approx. 500,000 affected people throughout the country. Significant increases in numbers were observed in Khartoum State, West Kordofan, and White Nile. Overall, Khartoum State remains the most affected area, followed by El Gezeira and Blue Nile. The increase is due to more rainfalls reported in these states.

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