The Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan Eddie Rowe spoke about the recent floods. The United Nations and humanitarian partners have dispatched relief supplies for over 40,000 flood-affected people. Thousands more will receive humanitarian assistance in the coming days and weeks.
KHARTOUM AUGUST 25: On Monday, the Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan Eddie Rowe spoke about the recent floods. From his statement the following can be read.
The United Nations and humanitarian partners have dispatched relief supplies for over 40,000 flood-affected people and thousands more will receive humanitarian assistance in the coming days and weeks, the Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan a.i. Eddie Rowe said.
– “Humanitarian organizations have dispatched relief supplies for about 40,000 people who have been affected by heavy rains and floods. At least 9,700 flood-affected people in the larger Kordofan area, East Darfur, Central Darfur, and South Darfur states have already received shelter supplies,” the Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. said. “We will scale up the assistance as soon as some of the areas that have been cut off are accessible again and we can deliver the supplies for affected states, including Aj Jazirah and others.”
Health sector partners have provided medicines and medical supplies for about 10,000 patients with water and vector-borne diseases that usually surge with the onset of the rainy season and floods.
More than 19,000 affected people have received chlorine for water treatment, as well as sanitation and hygiene supplies in South Darfur and White Nile states. Water, sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH) partners are rehabilitating water pumps, rehabilitation water yards, and providing water treatment chemicals and WASH non-food items (NFIs) for flood-affected families in West Darfur, White Nile, South Darfur, Gedaref, and East Darfur.
The most affected states are Central Darfur (41,670 people), South Darfur (28,730), River Nile (15,720), West Darfur (15,500), White Nile (13,920), West Kordofan (5,860), South Kordofan (5,770), and others.
As of 22 August, donors provided about $607.8 million for the 2022 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), which is about 31 percent of the required amount.
– “We are grateful to the donors for their support to alleviate the suffering and provide life-saving assistance to millions of people in need in Sudan. We are calling upon our generous donors to expedite HRP 2022 funding as the needs are growing and we still have time to respond,” the Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. said.
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