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19 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Governor of South Darfur has called on relief organisations to provide aid to the victims of a landslide near the village of Tagoli in Kass locality two weeks ago.

Governor Adam El Faki said in a press conference in Khartoum on Tuesday that two people died and two others went missing in the rockslide that took place near Tagoli village on September 6.

19 Sep 2018 description

Conflict continues to drives high needs, but some food security improvements expected

Key Messages

18 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The government of Sennar state has announced the collapse of 2,000 houses, the destruction of more than 6,000 acres of agricultural crops, the flooding of large tracts of horticulture and the closure of the eastern road linking the east with the west because of the flooding of El Dindir river.

A number of residents who spoke to Radio Dabanga have expressed concern that more houses could collapse because of the flood as El Dindir river has completely burst its banks.

12 Sep 2018 description

Flood risk remains high over parts of Nigeria, as heavy rainfall is expected to continue

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.

  2. Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.

12 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Heavy rainfall in various parts of Sudan on Sunday and Monday caused the death of a woman in the Kabkabiya camp for the displaced in North Darfur. Hundreds of shelters collapsed. More than 9,000 houses were destroyed in the eastern part of the country.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a Kabkabiya camp sheikh reported that died and three others were injured during torrential rains in Kabkabiya on Monday. At least 460 camp homes were destroyed.

“Hundreds of families have lost all their belongings, including stored sorghum and other food,” he said.

12 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Twenty people died, at least 50 others were injured, and six went missing in Togoli village in South Darfur’s Kass locality in a landslide following heavy rainfall.

Torrential rains on September 6 caused a rockslide from a mountain near Togoli, killing 20 people and injuring 50 people. Six others went missing, the Shura [consultative] Council of the Fur tribe reported in a statement on Tuesday.

The council appealed to the authorities and humanitarian organisations to intervene and help the affected villagers.

11 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The torrential rains in Niereteti in Central Darfur have left two people dead, more than 700 homes destroyed, and extensive damage to property and food supplies. Damage has been reported from across Darfur and Sudan’s Northern state.

One of the sheikhs reported to Radio Dabanga that the rains on Saturday, which has lasted for three hours, caused two people to drown in one of the lagoons at Niereteti. At least 700 homes have collapsed in the city and the surrounding camps for the displaced.

11 Sep 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • During the month of August, Sudan continued to receive significantly above-average rainfall, which caused additional widespread flooding, fatalities, livestock and crop losses, and infrastructure damage. As moderate to localized heavy rainfall is forecast over the next two weeks, particularly in southern areas, a heightened flood-risk is expected through mid-September.

10 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Two young people drowned in the Manga valley in Central Darfur’s Bindisi on Friday. Hundreds of homes were destroyed by torrential rains on Thursday and Friday. Heavy rains and floods isolated 21 villages in El Gedaref.

The torrents caused the valleys in the areas of Bindisi and Mukjar to flood.

A listener told Radio Dabanga from Bindisi that a 12-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man were swept away by the floods on Friday when they attempted to cross the valley.

06 Sep 2018 description

Despite a recent improvement in rainfall, dryness remains over parts of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.

  2. Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.

05 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Rains and floods that swept through the localities El Rahad, El Mafaza and El Faw in El Gedaref state have completely flooded ten villages and damaged 42 villages, farms and orchards.

The speaker of El Gedaref legislative council, Mohamed Abdallah El Mardi, said the losses have been estimated at SDG 300 billion, pointing out that most of the families are living in the open without shelter.

04 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The residents of Sudan’s El Gedaref state who were affected by floods and torrents of El Rahad river in El Khashkhasa and El Mafaza are living in the open in need of assistance. They have called on the state government and the local and foreign organisations to provide relief and shelter materials to them.

04 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Floods have washed away roads in El Gedaref state in south-east Sudan. The accumulated rainwater has also isolated a number of villages in southern El Gedaref.

On Thursday morning, the floods washed away El Hawata-El Mafaza main road which connects El Hawata with El Gedaref town.

A number of residents from El Hawata told Radio Dabanga that the town “is completely isolated from the rest of the state”. They pointed out that passenger and cargo vehicles have been unable to enter or leave El Hawata.

01 Sep 2018 description

Widespread flooding across Sudan caused by torrential rainfall

Key Messages

31 Aug 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Floods and torrents at El Wakhaim village of Um Baru locality in North Darfur have destroyed 150 houses, 50 shops, and caused the death of 1,000 livestock.

One of the victims told Radio Dabanga that the floods swept-away the entire village market and the only water tank in the area, leaving dozens of families in the open.

He said the losses have been estimated at millions of Pounds including property, goods and livestock.

Sennar

Floods have swept Wad Habawiya village and the surroundings of west of El Dindir rural areas in Sennar state.

30 Aug 2018 description

Rains shift south over West Africa and Eastern Africa records average rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Weeks of abovenormal rainfall have caused river levels to rise.
    This includes the Volta River, where water has been released from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso causing downstream flooding.

  2. Above-average rainfall has damaged infrastructure and caused fatalities in Sudan. Continuing rainfall may trigger additional floods through early September.

29 Aug 2018 description

Refugee relocations to support camp decongestion in White Nile State.

Flash flooding destroys refugee and host community homes in West Kordofan.

WASH progress made in Al Lait, North Darfur.

Population Update

28 Aug 2018 description

Libya

From 26-27 August, at least five people were killed and 33 wounded during clashes between armed groups responding to the Government of National Accord.

The groups appeared to be fighting for control of some strategic areas, such as the international airport region.

A resumption of violence in Tripoli could further hamper humanitarian access in the country as most aid organisations that have returned to the country since June operate from the city.