• Crisis Severity ?
    2.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.8
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    1.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    3.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    3.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Overview

04/03/2021

Unprecedented floods occurred in Sudan from July–September 2020, reaching water levels not seen for nearly a century in the country. Close to 900,000 people were affected in all 18 states. The floods destroyed over 100,000 houses and damaged more than 37,000 houses nationwide. Infrastructure damage was also reported for 559 schools, over 2,600 health facilities, and more than 1,800 water sources. Approximately 54% of all people affected were in North Darfur, Khartoum, Blue Nile, West Darfur, and Sennar states.

The unprecedented floods of 2020 had a negative effect on agriculture. 2.2 million hectares of agriculture land flooded, and 108,000 heads of livestock were lost. For the period of October–December 2020, an estimated 7.1 million people faced Crisis or worse (IPC Phase 3 and above) levels of food insecurity – a 22% increase from 2019. Some areas affected by floods experienced higher levels of food insecurity compared to June 2020 projections. ?

Latest Developments

04/03/2021

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

ACAPS' team is daily monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information related to the outbreak in Sudan, see our special report.

Key priorities

04/03/2021

Shelter and NFIs: More than 100,000 are reported damaged or destroyed; and several hundred people are homeless. Some of the displaced are sheltering in schools. Household items and assets were washed away.?

WASH: Drinking water sources have been contaminated and toilets damaged. Extensive stagnant water and inadequate waste disposal is increasing the risk and spread of disease.?

Livelihoods: Heavy rainfall hampers crop production. The floods damaged 1,700 ha of agricultural land and killed 5,500 head of livestock. ?