NewsSudan floods damages thousands of homes

Sudan floods damages thousands of homes

-

Khartoum, Sudan: Thousands of homes have been damaged in Sudan after torrential rains caused heavy flooding, with many streets in the capital Khartoum deep in water, AFP correspondents said Sunday.

Heavy rains usually fall in Sudan from June to October, and the country faces severe flooding every year, wrecking properties, infrastructure, and crops.

In Atbara, a city in Sudan’s northeast, the official news agency SUNA reported that a number of houses had “collapsed” due to the heavy rains.

On Thursday, the UN’s humanitarian agency OCHA said some 12,000 people in eight out of the country’s 18 states had been affected.

“Over 800 homes have reportedly been destroyed and over 4,400 homes damaged,” the UN said.

Last year, heavy rains forced Sudan to declare a three-month state of emergency, after flooding affected at least 650,000 people, with over 110,000 homes damaged or destroyed.

In 2020, the Blue Nile — which joins the White Nile in the Sudanese capital Khartoum — floodwater swelled the river to its highest level since records began over a century ago.

AFP
AFP is a leading global news agency for comprehensive, verified coverage of events shaping the world.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Ants spotted completely ‘healing’ wounded trees in 24 hrs!

When drilled holes into Cecropia trees, tiny ants colonizing its trunks emerged like fairy Godmothers to heal the wounded...

Six Major Climate Developments to What Out For in 2022

This story originally appeared in The Revelator and is being published here as a part of Covering Climate Now, a global...

Climate Crisis Wouldn’t Defuse Until Democracy Emergency Isn’t Dealt With

This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of...

After Omicron, New Covid Variant with More Mutations found in France

Kolkata, India: As the world continues to struggle with the rapid spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus...

Biden Warns of Rising COVID-19 Cases

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden warned Tuesday there's "going to be a continued rise in cases" and that the...

Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has been resoundingly approved by voters of the conservative, rich Alpine...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you