It’s very difficult to live in Sudan. Since July 15, thousands of people continue to live under the threat of incoming heavy rain and flooding in parts of Sudan.
From the data cited by News24xx.com, at least 115 people have been killed, months after floods ravaged nearly all of the country’s states.
Since July, in the aftermath of days of torrential rains that brought record-breaking flash floods, the African nation through which the Nile river flows is in the middle of its rainy season from June to October 2020.
As a result, hundreds of thousands of people are living in desperate conditions in makeshift camps and the United Nations is scaling up emergency food assistance, because there no food there.
One the victim named Hanan Shariff said, “We tried to build fences to protect our home but the winds were too strong, so we decided to salvage what we could and fled. And now, we have been living in a camp in Sinjah.”
Sinjah is a town in the southwestern state of Sennar. A total of 18 villages in Sennar state are marooned by the floodwaters and cut off from the rest of the state.
As information, the rain and flooding exceeded records set in 1946 and 1988, forcing the government to declare a three-month state of emergency.
The dire humanitarian situation has been exacerbated by the country’s economic downfall and political deadlock. The government declared an economic state of emergency after its currency fell sharply in recent weeks. And it makes the cost of food and transport have continued to soar across the country.