Sudan: Floods - Jul 2014
In Sudan, heavy rains from July to September 2014 led to flash flooding, which affected more than 266,000 people in 13 states (OCHA, 9 Sep 2014). According to the Ministry of Health of Sudan (MoH), 39 people were killed and 204 injured. Widespread destruction was caused to people’s homes, crops and public infrastructure. The flood-affected population’s access to water supply and sanitation services were also disrupted. (IFRC, 3 April 2015)
Maps & Infographics
• The Sahel region has undergone significant and widespread rainfall deficits, leading to significantly below average vegetation levels.
• Worst affected areas are Senegal, southern Mauritania, eastern Niger, NE Nigeria and central Chad • There was some recovery from late July, in particular in Niger and Chad. However, Senegal and Mauritania remained affected by persistent rainfall deficits.
Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: Transmission remains high, and case numbers doubled between the last week of August and the first of September in Liberia; in Sierra Leone 150 cases were reported for each of the last two weeks. Fewer cases have been reported in Guinea – 49 between 5 and 7 September – but the case fatality rate has been extremely high, at 65%.
SOUTH DARFUR / EASTERN SUDAN (15 Sep.) - Torrential rains led to the collapse of 371 homes in El Salam camp for the displaced, south of Nyala, capital of South Darfur over the weekend. In eastern Sudan, 11 villages have been isolated by floods.
“About 3,000 other homes were partially destroyed,” an El Salam camp elder told Radio Dabanga. “Most of the toilets at the camp were flooded, and some collapsed too.”
The sheikh added that the rains led to the increase of public transport fees from the camp to Nyala. “We pay now SDG 10 ($1.75) instead of SDG 3 ($0.52).”
Khartoum, Sept. 14 (SUNA) - An Egyptian plane carrying relief materials is due to arrive Tuesday in Khartoum in support of the citizens who were affected by floods and heavy rainfall.
The Information Advisor at Egypt Embassy in Khartoum, Abdul-Rahman Nasif, said that the plane will bring a number of tons of relief materials in response to a directive of the President of Egypt, Field Marshal Abdul-Fatah Al-Sisi.
• Tensions remain high in Kalma camp in South Darfur as the Government mobilises more forces to conduct search operation in the camp where IDPs oppose the move.
• Over 277,000 people in Sudan have been affected by rains and flooding since late July 2014, according to HAC.
• The number of Sudanese migrants arriving in West and North Darfur after expulsion from Chad reduces, according to IOM.
• HAC in Blue Nile reports that inter-agency needs assessments will be allowed in six localities in the State.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Mixed production prospects for the 2014 main season cereal crops to be harvested from November
Heavy rains since July caused widespread floods across the country, affecting more than 250 000 people
Cereal prices hit new record high levels in most markets
Food security situation expected to improve from October as green crops become available for local consumption
Mixed production prospects for crops to be harvested from early November
In Kalma camp, South Darfur 336 cases of Hepatitis E were confirmed following laboratory tests in Khartoum.
Tensions remain high between displaced people and Government authorities in Kalma camp.
UNHCR supplies held at customs in Port Sudan have been released. These supplies will benefit more than 79,000 people.
SRCS appeals for $2.6 million to provide to assistance to over 223,000 people affected by floods in Sudan.
RIVER NILE / SOUTH DARFUR - Large parts of the River Nile state in northern Sudan were flooded on Sunday. In South Darfur, torrents destroyed more than 1,000 plots of farmland, and about 200 homes.
The floods, coming from Wadi Ghadi, south of Wad Hamed town, have blocked the Wad Hamed-Khartoum road. The torrents and floods washed away dozens of cows and sheep, and severely damaged vast tracts of farmland in the area.
PORT SUDAN (7 Sep.) - A member of the Red Sea State parliament has warned of a famine in the state.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga from Port Sudan on Friday, Hamed Idris, MP for Agig constituency, said that the food situation in eastern Sudan is “alarmingly bad”.
“The rains and floods have increased the size of the disaster, especially in Toker delta. People are malnourished, and tuberculosis is spreading fast. Above this, the unemployment rates, in particular among graduates is huge.”
NIERTETI/EL FASHER (5 Sep .) - A water crisis has struck the internally displaced people living in Nierteti locality, Central Darfur, after all the water pumps in the camps have stalled. Meanwhile the accumulation of water in a camp in El Fasher locality is causing the spread of mosquitoes and malaria.
This Emergency Appeal seeks 2,423,144 CHF in cash, kind, or services to support the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) to assist 38,037 households (223,392 beneficiaries) and this number will be increasing until the end of rainy season end of September beginning of October 2014.
Seven people died, 17 others were injured, and four went missing during heavy rains that swept Deleig in Central Darfur on Tuesday. In Wadi Salih locality, 356 homes collapsed in the Jeddah and Jebelein camps. Torrential rainfall in Kass locality, South Darfur, has led to the death of 12 displaced.
A Deleig North camp resident told Radio Dabanga that the torrents also led to the destruction of 570 homes in the two Deleig camps for the displaced.
The International Committee of the Red Cross signed a revised country agreement with the Government of Sudan this week
The total number of flood-affected people who received assistance is estimated to be approximately 70 per cent of the affected
The number of food insecure people in Sudan is expected to decrease from 5.3 million to 3.7 million people by October – FEWS NET
ECHO’s €2 million donation will enable UNICEF to reach 100,000 severely malnourished children with high quality treatment
Enhanced rains continued over western Ethiopia, eastern Sudan and eastern South Sudan
Africa Weather Hazards
Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.
- Suppressed seasonal rains were received across the western Sahel during late August.
- Enhanced rains continued over western Ethiopia, eastern Sudan and eastern South Sudan.
1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.
KASS LOCALITY / ZAMZAM CAMP(2 Sep.) -Three residents of the Kass camps in South Darfur died, and eight others went missing during heavy downpours on Sunday. More than 6,000 homes collapsed in Ardeba, El Beitari, Dobo, and El Safna camps.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, the coordinator of the Kass camps reported that three displaced were killed, eight others went missing, and a number of livestock died, as a result of extremely heavy rainfall and the ensuing floods on Sunday evening.
Syria: Syrian refugee numbers have grown by a million in a year, and now exceed three million, while the journey out of Syria is getting tougher. 42 children were reported killed by government strikes over 29-31 August, while in IS-held areas there are reports of routine executions and amputations.
Rainfall expected to alleviate some dryness in Central America and Haiti
Africa Weather Hazards
Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.
CENTRAL DARFUR / NORTH DARFUR (31 Aug.) -Torrents and floods destroyed thousands of homes in the Nierteti camps for the displaced in Central Darfur last week.
“Heavy rains and floods destroyed more than 2,000 homes entirely in the two camps in Nierteti in the past week. At least 3,000 houses were damaged, a resident of Nierteti camp North told Radio Dabanga.
She said that the affected are now living in the open, and urged relief organisations to intervene, and provide tarpaulins and tents.
North Darfur camps