Sudan: Floods - Jul 2018Ongoing
Flooding has affected over 45,000 people, led to 23 human deaths and 61 injuries. In addition, more than 8,900 families have been rendered homeless and are currently putting up in temporary sites in their neighbours and relative’s houses.
These rains have caused significant damage to key infrastructure such as bridges and roads as well as amenities like schools, latrines and local dispensaries. In addition, livelihoods have been significantly affected as farms were submerged in water and livestock washed away. Power outages occur severally due to collapsing of power lines.
The Sudanese Meteorological Authority and the Ministry of Water Resources and Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC)’s early warming bulletin indicate that heavy rainfall is forecasted to continue over the eastern parts of the country as well as over Butana plains, including River Nile, the Red Sea state as well as Central and Western Darfur states. Additionally, the Blue Nile river and River Nile are expected to rise due to increased precipitation and this may cause river flooding and subsequently displacements and other needs amongst populations living along the riverine (IFRC, 13 Aug 2018.)
At least 6,000 homes in West Kordofan and Kassala states have been affected by recent heavy rains and floods, said the government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC). In anticipation of above average rains this year in most parts of Sudan, a monthly Flood Task Force (FTF) composed of humanitarian partners—under the auspices of HAC---was reactivated in late June to put in place a four-month flood contingency plan for the country. The first meeting of the FTF focused on early warning and information management, Sector preparedness, response and coordination (OCHA, 15 Jul 2018.)
Flooding induced by torrential rain across Sudan has displaced more than 50,000 people since mid-July. Reports indicate at least 23 fatalities with many more injuries. Damage to crops and livestock deaths from flooding occurred in localized areas of West Kordofan, Kassala, and Darfur States. In areas with reported crop damage, households are replanting fields as seasonal rains continue. Areas with no flooding continue to have above-average rainfall with favorable crop development and pasture generation (FEWSNET, 31 Aug 2018.)
Heavy rains and consequent flash floods have so far affected more than 142,000 people, damaging households and livelihoods in 14 out of Sudan’s 18 states, West Kordofan, Kassala and Gedaref being the hardest hit. (OCHA, 19 Aug 2018.)
Widespread flooding is expected to have lingering livelihood impacts and likely lead to some slight crop production shortfalls, especially in the worst flood-affected regions in the eastern, northern, and western regions of the country. Field reports indicate that poor households in some of these flood-affected areas have replanted fast-maturing sorghum varieties, and their overall performance will rely heavily on the continued moisture in coming months. (FEWSNET, 5 Oct 2018)
FACTS & FIGURES
6 million people are at crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity
2 million internally displaced people need humanitarian assistance
930 000 refugees, including 760 000 from South Sudan
2.3 million acutely malnourished children (source: UNICEF/MoH, OCHA, Aug. 2018)
EU humanitarian funding: €23 million in 2018
Floods resulting from heavy rains in Red Sea state have killed four people in Tokar on Thursday. The road between Tokar and Port Sudan has been cut off.
The commission of Tokar, Mekki Abdallah, has announced that authorities will form an operations team to monitor the situation.
Torrential rains that started on Wednesday last week are still continuing and hindering life in a number of places in Red Sea state. Last week a young man drowned in the eastern part of Port Sudan.
One man died and five others were wounded in major floods that have ravaged parts of Port Sudan, capital of Red Sea state.
The torrential rains and ensuing floods that started on Wednesday evening are still continuing and hindering life in a number of places in Red Sea state.
A listener told Radio Dabanga that a young man drowned in the eastern part of Port Sudan. Five others sustained injuries when they attempted to cross streets in the city and were swept away by floods.
Heavy rainfall swept through parts of Red Sea state and caused damage to houses and property on Wednesday evening. Farming fields are severely affected.
Residents in Port Sudan said that the rains and floods have paralysed the city. A number of eastern and western districts of the city have been flooded and damaged.
Outside of the city, the torrents hit Arbaat, north of Port Sudan, and the area of Shidyab in Haya locality. The reportedly “major damage” to houses and properties has not yet been assessed.
- Over 11,000 people have been affected by a Chikungunya virus outbreak in Kassala and nearby districts in September. The Government of Sudan, WHO, UNICEF and humanitarian partners rapidly scaled up the humanitarian response to contain the outbreak.
Heavy rains and flooding affect 142,000 people across Sudan
Fuel shortages and access constraints hinder delivery of food assistance
Deteriorating economic conditions lead to acute food insecurity and malnutrition
Malaria on the rise in White Nile and East Darfur States.
Significant WASH gaps persist in South Darfur.
Partners support asset building for refugee women in North Darfur and South Kordofan States.
TOTAL INTER-AGENCY FUNDING REQUIRED FOR SUDAN UNDER THE REVISED 2018 REGIONAL REFUGEE RESPONSE PLAN (RRRP)
USD 294.8 M
Funded 9% 27.9 M*
12,865 mt of food assistance distributed US$ 628,358 cash-based transfers made
US$ 49.5 m six months (October-2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements
1.7 m people assisted in September 2018
• The emergency situation in Jabel Marra is ongoing. In September WFP provided 976 mt of cereal and pulses to a total of 117,887 vulnerable beneficiaries in West and Central Jabel Marra.
• About 195,000 people in 15 states have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods, HAC reports.
• In East Jebel Marra, over 380 people affected by a landslide receive assistance.
• UNMAS to focus on demining activities in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, the most landmine-contaminated states in Sudan.
• South Sudanese refugees are ready to return to South Sudan if they see a change in the situation on the ground and feel a strong commitment to peace by all parties.
Severe outcomes likely to persist in several countries despite anticipated regional improvement
Northern seasonal rains forecast to typically subside and likely timely onset for October rains
The June to September seasonal rains gradually subsided in late September, marking the cessation of persistent well aboveaverage rainfall amounts across most of the northern sector, which led to widespread flooding in Sudan. However, some areas of the region experienced significant cumulative seasonal deficits, including some central areas of Ethiopia, eastern and central South Sudan, and northern and eastern Uganda.
Khartoum, 2 October 2018. The United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) in Sudan, Gwi-Yeop Son, welcomed a three-month unilateral cessation of hostilities by the Sudan Liberation Army – Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW). This allowed access to an area in East Jebel Marra that had been affected by a landslide earlier in September. “The United Nations welcomes the unilateral ceasefire by the SLA-AW that enabled the United Nations to provide emergency assistance to about 380 people,” said Ms. Son.
10,900 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 3,583,562 cash-based transfers made
US$ 26.8 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements
1.1 m people assisted in August 2018
ABU DHABI, 30th September, 2018 (WAM) -- Some 2 million people in Sudan have benefited from the relief programmes, seasonal projects and aid campaigns launched by the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, during the Year of Zayed, which aim to help those affected by the humanitarian situation in several Sudanese provinces.
The ERC intensified its response to the humanitarian situation in Sudan, as per the directives of the wise leadership and the monitoring of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC.
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 18:18 GMT
The outbreak began in recent weeks when heavy rains pummeled the area, which led to the flooding of a major river in Kassala
By Khalid Abdelaziz
KHARTOUM, Sept 25 (Reuters) - More than 11,000 people in Sudan's eastern state of Kassala have been infected over the past month by Chikungunya, a debilitating mosquito-borne viral disease, but no deaths have been reported, a Sudanese official said on Tuesday.
El Fasher, 24 September 2018 – A joint team comprising the African Union - United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) is currently providing emergency assistance to people affected by mudslides in Wadi Tuliba and Tagulei villages, East Jebel Marra, South Darfur.
Following an assessment of the humanitarian situation in the affected area, the team has confirmed that 16 people died as a result of the mudslides in early September.
- Educational supplies and recreational kits for 1,250 children were provided to children and adolescents in South Sudanese Refugee settlement in Khartoum to respond to the educational needs.
- 13,700 children (5,480 boys, and 8,220 girls) from the flood-affected areas in Al-Nuhood locality in West Kordofan state received Psychological support services (PSS).
El Fasher, 20 September 2018 - The African Union - United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), have deployed a joint mission to provide emergency assistance to people affected by mudslides in East Jebel Marra, South Darfur.
Heavy rains in the area last week caused mudslides in Wadi Tuliba and Tagulei villages, resulting in the reported deaths of at least 19 people and the injury of 25 others, while an unspecified number remain unaccounted for and some families have lost their homes, according to official local sources.