Five thousand Sudanese families homes were damaged due flooding. Rainstorms fell in many regions; in the River Nile state, Khartoum, El Gezira and South Darfur. About 38,200 people have been affected by torrential rains and floods across Sudan. In 2021 about 314,500 people were affected by rains and flooding in Sudan.

KHARTOUM AUGUST 11: Five thousand Sudanese families homes were damaged due to torrential rain and flooding, local news reports said on Thursday. Rainstorms fell in many regions; in the River Nile state, Khartoum, El Gezira and South Darfur. 25 villages were damaged.

A tourist bus that was swept away by the river north of Shendi as it travelled between Khartoum and Port Sudan. Two female bodies had been found on Thursday after they were reported missing, and many are still missing.

According to OCHA, about 38,200 people have been affected by torrential rains and floods across Sudan since May 2022, according to reports from the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and humanitarian partners on the ground.

West Darfur, South Kordofan, South Darfur, Sennar, West Kordonaf, Kassala, North Kordofan, White Nile and Central Darfur states have been confirmed as affected, the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission and humanitarian partners are verifying the numbers of people affected and areas to determine the full extent of the damage and priority needs of the affected people.

The water level along the Nile River is increasing since the beginning of August. According to the Ministry of Irrigation, the water level in all water stations is below the alert level, except in Atbara in River Nile state where it exceeded the alert level on 4 August 2022.

In 2021, about 314,500 people were affected by rains and flooding across Sudan during the rainy season, which last from June to September.

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