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


Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

June 2016: Rainy season prompts flash floods affecting over 96,960 people across thirteen states. SRCS participates in a damage and needs assessment, conducting distributions of relief items to 1,600 affected households.

June-August 2016: Water levels in the Nile River are increasing 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.

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

5 September 2016: IFRC issues Emergency Appeal for 3,258,282 Swiss francs.SRCS is targeting the 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

30 September 2016: Operations Update 1 is published.

October 2016: Water level is reduced in most affected areas. The flood affected population is requiring access to safe water, sanitation facilities and health education. On 11 October 2016, Operations Update 2 is published.

28 November 2016: The Revised Emergency Appeal is launched to address increased Health and WASH activities with additional National Capacity building activities (seeking a revised budget of 1,840,404 Swiss francs). The NFI items are revised considering the SRCS’s bilateral donations received.

10 February 2017: Operations Update 3 is published.

26 April 2017: A six-month Operations Update is published.

31 May 2017: Operations Update 4 is published to undertake remaining activities which were not implemented due to delayed process of government custom process and activities that are not implemented as a result of cash transfer challenges the country is facing in the sanction period.