About 6,250 people have been affected by heavy rains and flooding in the provinces of South Kordofan, White Nile and Kassala. At least 13 people die, including a pregnant woman and two boys aged 2 and 8. 100 houses in camps for displaced people collapsed or were partly damaged.
KHARTOUM JULY 18: According to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, about 6,250 people have been affected by heavy rains and flooding in the provinces of South Kordofan, White Nile, and Kassala since the beginning of the rainy season in June. Heavy rains started late Friday in the Kass locality in South Darfur province.
At least 100 houses in camps for displaced people collapsed or were partly damaged.
The floods in Darfur come follow severe flooding in Sennar State on 12 July where one person died, 3 were injured and 186 homes destroyed.
Two days earlier flooding struck in Guli in White Nile state damaging 65 homes and in Kassala state where 5 homes were destroyed, 257 damaged and 750 people were affected.
The rainy season usually lasts up to September, with the peak of rains and flooding observed in August-September. In 2021 over 300,000 people were affected by rains and flooding across Sudan.