Heavy floods devastate displaced and host communities in Sudan

10 September, 2020

Heavy seasonal rains have caused flash floods and rivers to burst their banks, including the Nile in the capital Khartoum and its twin city Omdurman, and affected thousands of internally displaced people, refugees and host communities in Sudan.

Hygiene and sanitary levels have plummeted due to flooded latrines and contaminated water supplies, preventing people from exercising necessary COVID-19 prevention measures such as regular handwashing.

An estimated 125,000 refugees and internally displaced people have been affected in total. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners, in collaboration with the Government of Sudan, are providing emergency aid to affected populations.

 

Read the full UNHCR story about the current in Sudan here.