Sudan Situation Report, 5 Sep 2019 [EN/AR]

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HIGHLIGHTS (28 minutes ago)

  • An estimated 346,300 people have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods across the country.
    Risk of water-borne disease outbreaks remains high—mainly due to the presence of stagnant water in many flood-affected areas.

  • International Charter Space and Major Disasters activated for Sudan floods Multi-Sector Rapid Floods Assessment Conducted in Khartoum (Mayo, Al Gaili and El Salaam areas)

Multi-Sector Rapid Floods Assessment Conducted in Khartoum (Mayo, Al Gailli and Al Salaama areas)

An estimated 32,060 people were affected—including eight deaths—by heavy rains and flash floods in Mayo, Omdurman and Ombada areas (Mayo, El Nasr, El Kaddisia and the "open area" refugee site Dar Es Salam) as well as the localities of Sharq el Nile (Umdow, Haj Youssif areas where two people died) Karrari and Khartoum North (Al Gaili, Wad Ramli areas). The inter-sector coordination group led by OCHA undertook a rapid assessment to three locations in Khartoum to get an overall understanding of the needs, response and gaps of the people affected by the floods. The teams visited Mayo, Al Gaili and Al Salaama areas and had had focus group discussions, key informant interviews and also visited schools, health and nutrition centres as well as some affected households.

Overall, all the areas visited are facing similar challenges, many of which are due to under development, poverty and these have now been exacerbated by the flood damage. Poor households who were barely making ends meet are now struggling to rebuild their lives with limited support.

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