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
This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of flood affected land as detected in satellite imagery acquired by the TerraSAR-X satellite on 09 August 2014 in Khartoum State, Sudan. The area surrounding Khartoum City and Umdurman was inundated by floods caused by heavy rains. Areas to the South of Umdurman seem to have been flooded and many other areas including Umdaba and East Nile seem to be affected by varying levels of water and saturated soils. The flooded area over Khartoum city has decreased slightly since the previous analysis using an image from 8 August 2014.
August 10, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese minister of health, Bahar Idriss Abu-Garda, announced that the government has elevated the state of alert to prevent infiltration of the Ebola virus through visitors from other countries.
The minister stressed in remarks to reporters on Sunday that Sudan is Ebola free but said that the government has undertaken precautions to prevent the entry of the disease from neighboring countries.
BIRKAT SEIRA / KHARTOUM(10 Aug.) -
Six people are missing and dozens of homes have collapsed after floods in the area of Birkat Seira on the border between Central and North Darfur on Saturday. In Omdurman, the sister-city of Khartoum, downpours led to the destruction of hundreds of houses on Saturday. The reopening of schools in Khartoum state, closed after the torrential rains on 30 July, has been postponed for a week.
KEREINIK LOCALITY(10 Aug.) -Rains and floods destroyed more than 460 homes in the camps for the displaced in Kereinik locality, West Darfur, on Wednesday and Thursday.
“Torrential rains on Thursday led to the flooding of Bari and Azum valleys which in turn swept the shelters of Murnei camp. More than 400 homes were wiped away, and the belongings of hundreds of displaced were damaged. The families are now living out in the open, without shelter or food’, one of the camp sheikhs told Radio Dabanga.
ABU KERSHOLA/KASSALA (8 Aug.) - Four people were killed in El Abassiya locality in South Kordofan state by flash floods, following the heavy rainfall throughout Sudan.
The victims were from El Fakharin. The torrents destroyed 119 houses and 2,876 acres of sesame in the area. In the northern part of the state, floods and rains affected 381 families in Khor El Tina and the outskirts of Abu Kershola and Um Baraka villages.
Severe dryness continues across Latin America and Haiti, with dryness and flooding in parts of Africa
Since early June, seasonal rainfall has been below average and infrequent across northeastern Nigeria, leading to growing moisture deficits. While there is a chance for some relief with increased rainfall forecast during the upcoming outlook period, anomalously dry ground conditions are expected to persist, which still may negatively impact developing crops later into the season.
This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of flood affected land as detected by RADARSAT-2 imagery acquired 08 August 2014 in Khartoum State, Sudan. The area surrounding Khartoum City and Umdurman was inundated by floods caused by heavy rains. Areas to the South of Umdurman seem to have been flooded and many other areas including Umdaba and East Nile seem to suffer from waters and/or muds.
DELEIG(7 Aug.) -
Heavy rains that have been falling continuously since Tuesday have destroyed more than 1,000 farms in the Deleig administrative unit, Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur.
A resident of the area told Radio Dabanga that the farms were inundated by mud. Two Land Cruisers were also swept into the Tibri valley. The passengers survived the accident without injury, but the farmers have suffered extensive losses.
7 August, 2014 – Nairobi, Kenya: The Sudan Red Crescent Society has come to the aid of thousands of people affected by flooding. Heavy rains in the last two weeks resulting in flash floods have caused massive destruction in several states in Sudan including Khartoum, River Nile, Northern State, Sennar, North Kordofan, South Kordofan, Kassala and Geriza.
An estimated 44,000 people have been affected and 39 people have died as a result of heavy rains and floods in Sudan, according to the Government.
Some 50,000 people in Marla, Magarin, and Hegair villages in South Darfur’s Bielel locality need health assistance, according to WHO.
In North Darfur, some 2,200 students will benefit from the construction of two basic schools one in El Tina and El Sireaf localities.
KHARTOUM (5 Aug.)The Sudanese government has said that 39 people have died in various states owing to heavy rains and floods which hit the country over the past two weeks.
According to Sudan Tribune, the Sudanese cabinet, which held an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday, declared a state of high alert to face the anticipated rise in the River Nile levels in the states of Khartoum and the River Nile.
- Below-average rains observed across western Sahel during late July.
- Wetness continues in Eastern Africa.
1) Since early June, seasonal rainfall has been both suppressed and infrequent across northeastern Nigeria leading to a strengthening of moisture deficits. While there is a chance for some relief with increased rainfall forecast during the upcoming outlook period, anomalously dry ground conditions are expected to persist, which still may negatively impact developing crops later into the season.
Khartoum, August 5 (SUNA) - The Islamic Relief Agency (IRA) has distributed relief materials among the rain and flood- affected citizens in Al-Salha area in Omdurman city.
Snapshot 30 July–5 August
OPt: As a 72-hour truce begins, 1,179 civilians have been reported killed since Operation Protective Edge started. A third of the population of the Gaza Strip – 485,000 people – have been displaced, an increase of 270,000 since last week. Most IDPs are staying in schools, which are severely overcrowded. The health system is overwhelmed.
EL SALAM CAMP
(5 Aug.) -
The 6,387 newly displaced people in El Salam camp in Bielel locality, South Darfur, who arrived at the camp for more than five months ago, have not been provided relief until now.
Camp sheikh Mahjoub Adam Tabaldiya told Radio Dabanga that though the newly displaced have been registered, they have not received any aid. “They have nothing to eat, and are still living in the open and sleeping on the ground, since they arrived at the camp early March. The rains have worsened their suffering.”
4 Aug 2014 - 4 Aug 2014 - Since late June, seasonal rainfall across many parts of Sudan has been above average. On 17 June, heavy rain fell on South Kordofan's capital,
Kadugli, affecting over 750 people and destroying 37 houses. On 4 July, more flooding in the same area affected almost 3,200 people and destroyed 234 houses.
KHARTOUM (3 Aug.)
Some 18 people have died and 184 sustained injuries as a result of the torrential rains and the ensuing floods in Sudan on Wednesday. In Omdurman, people have not received support by the authorities so far.
According to a report of the Federal Ministry of Health issued on Saturday, the heavy rainfall affected 22 localities in eight Sudanese states. 18 people died and 184 were injured. Six cows drowned.
About 6,100 households were affected. 3,037 houses collapsed, and 2,753 houses were partially damaged. 2,106 toilets were destroyed.
August 1, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Fourteen people were killed in various Sudanese states, mostly in the capital Khartoum, due to heavy rains and floods, which hit the country during the past two weeks.
Ahmed Qassim, Khartoum state’s minister of Infrastructures and Transportation, said that 11 people were killed during rains and floods which hit the state particularly the western parts of Um Badda neighbourhood in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman.
Khartoum, July 30 (SUNA)- Over four hundreds houses, including 250 in Salaha area and 150 in Ombada, have been affected by the current floods and rains that hit the national capital Khartoum.
Engineer Malik Bashir, the Head of the Emergency chamber set by the Governor of the state to monitor the situation, said a field tour to affected areas in Kharoum by the senior officials headed by the Governor himself, have shown that all state organs are operating at their maximum to face any eventualilty.