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Sudan floods kill 75 people, eliminate more than 12000 houses

Ksrelief Continues To Distribute Relief Aid To Sudan Flood Victims

According to official data in Sudan, the death toll from the torrential rains has risen to 75, with tens of thousands of homes damaged “Sudanese civil defense authorities said in a statement on Tuesday.

Moreover, 12,551 houses were destroyed and 20,751 were partially destroyed,” the statement said, adding that 30 people had been injured.

Heavy rains typically fall in Sudan between May and October, resulting in dangerous floods that damage the housing, infrastructure, and crops.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimated that rain and floods have affected approximately 38,000 people across Sudan since the beginning of the season.

According to OCHA, approximately 314,500 people in Sudan were affected during the rainy season in 2021.

The floods have caused the most damage in Sudan’s Nile State in the north, Kassala in the east, South Kordofan, and South Darfur in the west.

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