UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Sixty-two people have been killed in floods and rains in Sudan, according to a toll released by Sudan’s official news agency, which said 98 people were injured.
Since early July, Sudan has been experiencing heavy rains that have affected some 200,000 people in at least 15 states, including the capital Khartoum.
Southern Sudan’s White Nile State was the hardest hit.
“The biggest problem is the flooding of the Nile,” the agency quoted Undersecretary of Health Suleiman Abdel Jabbar as saying.
“We have the capabilities and the capabilities and we have not reached the declaration of disaster at the global level,” Abdul Jabbar said.
The United Nations announced Friday that 54 people were killed by floods and rains.
“More than 37,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged” by the floods, the UN agency said.
“The humanitarian community is concerned about the high likelihood of further flooding,” she said, adding that most of the deaths reported were due to the collapse of roofs and electric shocks, adding that the rainy season was expected to continue until October.
Floods have lasting humanitarian effects on areas, disrupting roads, damaging water supply points, resulting in livestock loss and water insects.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stressed the need for an additional $ 150 million from donors to cope with the floods, in addition to $ 1.1 billion to help the humanitarian situation in Sudan.
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