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
As of 31 January 2015, Sudan witnessed the arrival of over 120,401 South Sudanese (Source:
UNHCR and SRCS). The White Nile state has received to date 66,376 refugees. White Nile has seven camps from the initial four when the operation started. Most of the Sudanese fled mainly to White Nile state, others proceeded to Khartoum state while others took refuge in Blue Nile, South Kordofan, West Kordofan, and East Darfur states.
Médecins Sans Frontières-Belgium (MSF-B) announces full closure of its activities in Sudan, citing inability to access populations in need.
Unidentified militants injure one and kill three Sudanese aid workers with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in Blue Nile State.
*120,401 South Sudanese have arrived to Sudan since 15th December 2013.
*this figure currently does not include a number of newly arrived South Sudanese known to be living with host communities. These statistics will be determined following individual registration in host communities.
91% Average percentage of female heads of household in sites in White Nile State (Al Alagaya, Jouri, Al Kashafa and El Redis).
71% Percentage of children living in sites in White Nile State.
Qatar Charity's follow-up to the emergency relief it already provided in response to the August 2014 floods in Sudan's River Nile State has initially focused on education. Schools have been renovated and teacher-training courses provided in order to improve local education conditions, which were further strained as result of the floods. At a cost of QAR one million (USD 275,000), seven schools (including 21 classrooms and 40 toilets) were renovated to benefit 4,500 students in areas adjacent to Ad-Dahmir.
A total of 6.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Since the beginning of 2014, fighting between Government security forces and armed movements have led to the internal displacement of an estimated over 400,000 people in Darfur. Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has led to almost 100,000 people crossing the border into Sudan. Heavy rains and floodings that began in late July 2014 have affected some 277,085 people.
Heavy rains and associated flooding affect more than 277,000 people across Sudan
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) signs agreement with the Government of Sudan (GoS) to resume operations in Sudan following a nine-month suspension
The U.S Government (USG) provides more than $287 million in FY 2014 to support humanitarian efforts across Sudan
An estimated 11,000 families (about 55,000 people) displaced in Adila, East Darfur, due to fighting between Ma’aliya and Rizeigat need aid, according to community leaders.
UNHAS starts regular flights to Korma, North Darfur, enabling humanitarian actors to reach an estimated 18,000 displaced people taking refuge near the UNAMID team site.
Over 700 hepatitis E cases reported in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, according to WHO.
A total of 6.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Since the beginning of 2014, fighting between Government security forces and armed movements have led to the internal displacement of an estimated 399,000 people in Darfur. Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has led to an estimated 94,196 people crossing the border into Sudan. Heavy rains and floodings that began in late July 2014 have affected some 257,000 people.
• 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.
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.
A total of 6.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Since the beginning of 2014, fighting between Government security forces and armed movements have led to the internal displacement of an estimated 399,000 people in Darfur. Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has led to an estimated 85,700 people crossing the border into Sudan. Heavy rains and floodings that began in late July 2014 have affected some 44,000 people across Sudan.
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, 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.
• An inter-agency mission to Guldo in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur finds the humanitarian situation dire in the town, with little basic services available.
• Outbreaks of Acute Jaundice Syndrome and Hepatitis E have been reported from a number of camps in South Darfur.
• About 4,800 people returned to Jebel Moon locality in West Darfur from Chad, however, some returnees have reportedly gone back to Chad because of lack of services.
•Fighting has erupted in the states of Central, South and West Darfur leading to insecurity, civilian deaths, and internal displacement.
•Some 42,200 newly displaced people have been verified in Zamzam IDP camp, some 360 in Kassab IDP camp, and some 12,000 in IDP camps in the Tawilla area, according to IOM.
•On 18 June, armed men abducted 16 Sudanese humanitarian aid workers in three separate incidents in Kutum locality, North Darfur.