At least 52 people have been killed and thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed in Sudan due to flooding brought on by severe rainfall.
“A total of 52 people have been killed and 25 others wounded due to torrential rains and floods since the beginning of the fall season,” state media reported, quoting Abdel Jalil Abdelreheem, spokesperson for Sudan’s National Council for Civil Defense.
According to Abdelreheem, 2,862 homes in Sudan were damaged and 5,345 homes were demolished. Additionally damaged were other public buildings, stores, and agricultural areas.
He pointed out that the states of River Nile, South Darfur, North and South Kordofan were among the worst hit in all of Sudan.
Between May and October, Sudan typically has a lot of rain, which causes severe floods that destroys crops, infrastructure, and property.
In a report released on Monday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimated that since the beginning of the rainy season, some 38,000 people throughout Sudan have been impacted by rain and flooding.
OCHA estimates that 314,500 persons were impacted in Sudan during the rainy season of 2021.