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18 Jul 2019 description

Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in Sudan, as dryness persists in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon

  1. A delayed rainy season in Senegal, Mali, Gambia, and Guinea Bissau has resulted in abnormal dryness. Despite increased rainfall last week, deficits are forecast to persist.

  2. Below-average rainfall since April has resulted in early season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.

12 Jul 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

Extreme rains followed by flash floods have destroyed thousands of homes and shelters in El Kuma in North Darfur, leaving more than 4,000 families destitute. The stricken area is now a large water pond. The floods have also cut vital road links in the state.

The Western Salvation Road linking El Fasher in North Darfur with Khartoum was cut-off three days ago, according to Ibrahim Hamid, the Humanitarian Aid Commissioner of North Darfur.

11 Jul 2019 description

Dry conditions persist in West Africa, while heavy rainfall triggers flooding in South Sudan and Uganda

  1. A delayed rainy season over Senegal, Mali, Gambia, and Guinea Bissau resulted in abnormal dryness. Despite increased rainfall last week, deficits are forecast to persist.

  2. Below-average rainfall since April has led to early-season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.

  3. Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in western Sudan. Continued rainfall forecast next week maintains the risk for flooding.

05 Jul 2019 description

Flooding continues across Uganda while dry conditions remain in parts of West Africa

  1. A delayed rainy season over Senegal, Mali, Gambia, and Guinea Bissau resulted in abnormal dryness. Despite increased rainfall last week, deficits are forecast to persist.

  2. Below-average rainfall since April has led to early-season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.

  3. Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in western Sudan. Continued rainfall forecast next week maintains the risk for flooding.

27 Jun 2019 description

Dry conditions persist in West Africa, while heavy rainfall continues in Uganda and Kenya

  1. A delayed onset to the March-May rainfall season coupled with high temperatures has caused dryness across many areas of the Gambia.

  2. Below-average rainfall since April has led to early-season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.

  3. Heavy rainfall during the past weeks has caused flooding in eastern Uganda and northwestern Kenya. Heavy rainfall forecast next week is likely to maintain high flood risk.

26 Jun 2019 description

Continued political instability, increased food prices, and declining economic conditions are driving food insecurity in Sudan, where 5.8 million people require emergency food assistance. In addition, Sudan hosts 1.2 million refugees and 2 million Sudanese are internally displaced.

SITUATION

26 Jun 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian partners bolster contingency planning activites in advance of possible demonstrations scheduled on 30 June

• Schools throughout Sudan are set to open after up to 3 week delay due to safety concerns.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

26 Jun 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

Dozens of people were killed and injured when an earthquake hit the area of Babanousa village in eastern Sudan on Monday. Rainfall in various places in the country damaged a number of houses.

An earthquake near Babanousa, south-west of El Dinder in Sennar, killed and injured dozens of villagers, local officials reported.

They said the earthquake destroyed the village's drinking water station. More than 100 houses were damages or destroyed.

20 Jun 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• In South Darfur, Kalma IDP camp’s senior community leader, Sheikh Ali, died.
• Partners are responsing to flooding in North and South Darfur.
• Over a period of less than two weeks, some 4,100 South Sudanese have fled to open areas in Khartoum as well as camps in White Nile State following attacks on South Sudanese on 5-6 June.
• Demonstrations continue in Khartoum.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

20 Jun 2019 description

Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in North Darfur of Sudan, while dryness persists in parts of West Africa

  1. A delayed onset to the March-May rainfall season coupled with high temperatures has caused dryness in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda.

  2. Below-average rainfall over the past since April have led to early-season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.

17 Jun 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 1,600 South Sudanese refugees (320 families) have relocated to the Bantiu ‘open area’ following the 5-6 June attacks on South Sudanese in Omdurman.

  • There is risk of more attacks on South Sudanese refugees in Khartoum, UNHCR said.

  • In East Darfur, a team from the State Ministry of Health carried out last week a rapid needs assessment of an estimated 4,000 people who were displaced to Ed Daein town from the Hijilij village.

13 Jun 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The nation-wide disruption of the internet services and unreliable phone network since 3 June is significantly hampering humanitarian operations.

  • Out of 14 main hospitals in Khartoum, 13 are open and one is closed.

13 Jun 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

At least 770 homes have been completely destroyed and hundreds more damaged by flash floods that swept through some of the most vulnerable areas of South Darfur on Monday.

At least 420 homes were reportedly destroyed by floods in camp Rwanda for the displaced in Tawila locality.

Camp sheikhs told Radio Dabanga that the floods that swept through the camp also partially destroyed 200 houses, and caused the collapse of 1,000 latrines.

11 Jun 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

Heavy rains accompanied by wind and dust caused a lot of destruction in the area of Libei, which is home to more than 20,000 displaced people in eastern Jebel Marra, on Saturday. More than 50 people were wounded in the floods, 11 of them seriously.

Residents from Libei told Radio Dabanga on Sunday that the rains destroyed tents of the displaced people, schools, the health centre, the mosque, and all the market shops. The heavy rain also killed a large number of livestock.

09 Jun 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sudan's main opposition group called a nationwide civil disobedience campaign on 9 June demanding the transfer of power to a civilian government. Public transportation is reportedly barely functioning, and most commercial banks, companies and markets are closed in Khartoum.

  • Half a million people in Khartoum and Darfur could be affected if medical supplies are not available, another quarter million people at risk of not being provided maternity services.