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Flood displaces thousands in Sudan


As Sudan wrestles with the fallout of its most noticeably devastating floods in a century, there is a hint of something better over the horizon as the Blue Nile waters have begun to drop.

The water and irrigation ministry service said on Sunday, the waters had arrived at 17.67 meters (58 foot), however by Sunday the level went down to 17.36.

Sudan encountered substantial downpours from June to October and witnesses serious flooding each year.

Be that as it may, authorities said for this year the highest water levels were recorded in 100 years on the Blue Nile, which joins the White Nile in the capital Khartoum.

Over 100 people have lost their lives and several thousands have been displaced.

“”More than 120,000 houses have been destroyed, either partially or fully. We’re talking about more than 650,000 people affected,” said Lena al-Sheikh, Sudanese Minister of Social Development.
“People are now in dire need of shelter, of health, of water and sanitation, of nutrition.”

On Thursday the UN said that the floods had affected over a million people in Sudan, crushed a huge number of homes.

It additionally cautioned the floods have raised the danger of water-borne diseases.

Sudan’s government announced a three-month state of emergency in September.


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