Sudan Flood Death Toll Reaches 62

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Heavy rainfall and flash floods have killed 62 people in Sudan and left 98 others injured.

The death toll was confirmed by the Sudan Health Ministry at a press conference in the capital Khartoum on Sunday, adding that the worst affected area is the White Nile state in the south.

According to Sulaiman Abdul-Jabbar, acting undersecretary of the ministry, Sudan has the capability to face the dangers of the current rainy season.

He said, “We have not yet reached the stage of declaration of disaster or appealing for external aid and assistance.”

Sudan has been hit by torrential rains since the start of July, affecting nearly 200,000 people in at least 15 states across the country including the capital Khartoum.

Since the beginning of August, most states of Sudan have been struck by heavy rains which caused many houses to collapse and cut off main roads.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said an extra $150 million were needed from donors to respond to surging waters, in addition to the $1.1 billion required for the overall humanitarian situation in Sudan.

 




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