Sudan: Flash Flood - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) n° MDRSD023 6 month operations Update


Period covered by this update: September 2, 2016 to March 2,2017

Situation Analysis Description of the disaster

June 2016: Rainy season prompted flash floods affecting over 96,960 people across 13 states. SRCS participated in needs assessment and distributions of relief items to 1,600 affected households.

June-August 2016: Water levels in the Nile River increased beyond the forecast, surpassing the water level recorded during the 1998 flooding. National Society continues its assistance to the increasing number of affected households across 13 states.

19 August 2016: 271,700 Swiss francs allocated from the DREF as a start-up loan to the Emergency Appeal. Water levels remain higher than safety levels in several states.

02 September 2016: IFRC issues Emergency Appeal for 3,258,282 Swiss francs.

October 2016: Water level reduced in most affected areas. Flood affected population need increased in accessing safe water and sanitation facilities and health education.

November 17,2016: SRCS revised the appeal to address more Health and WASH activities with addtional National Capacity building activities( with new budget of 1,840,404 Swiss francs). NFI items number revised considering the SRCS’s bilateral donations received.

SRCS has targeted five worst affected states for the emergency respond, namely Kassala, Sennar, Gezera, West Kordofan and White Nile, based on the extent of damages and impact of the disaster as well as the response capacity of the National Society. On 2nd of September 2016 IFRC issued Emergency Appeal .

Hence the flood level of the Nile has reduced due to the end of the main rainy season in the upper catchment, extensive damage of water supply and distribution systems in several locations has forced communities to utilize unprotected and unsafe water source.