• Crisis Severity ?
    2.0
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    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    2.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    1.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    3.5
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    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    3.0
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    Extreme constraints

Overview

15/09/2020

Heavy rains beginning 28 July across large parts of Sudan are causing riverine and flashfloods.  The heavy rainfall has killed 110 people and affected more than 650,000 people across 17 of the country’s 18 states. West Kordofan, also home to over 60,000 South Sudanese refugees, is currently the worst affected state. The government of Sudan declared a three-month national state of emergency on 5 September.?

The flooding is aggravating food insecurity in Sudan, with parts of the population already facing Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) levels, and impeding effective aid delivery to those in need.Staple food prices are predicted to remain high, preventing general access to food for poor households, due to the combination of the economic crisis, ongoing conflict, and COVID-19 pandemic.?

Latest Developments

17/09/2020

17/09/2020: On 12 September the Minister of Education announced that the start of the new school year is postponed to 22 November due to damage to educational and general infrastructure by heavy floods. The state of El Gezira reported that almost 5,000 schoolchildren were unable to attend the first day of school due to flooding.?

15/09/2020: The government of Sudan declared a three-month national state of emergency on 5 September due to severe flooding in 17 out of its 18 states. The Nile River has risen to a century high at 17.5 metres. The heavy rainfall has killed 110 people and affected more than 650,000 people across the country since July. The flooding is aggravating food security countrywide, with some areas already facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) levels of food insecurity. Rising water levels and consequent landslides have blocked roads and are impeding effective aid delivery to those in need. The situation is expected to worsen with heavy rainfall forecast in the coming weeks. Staple food prices are expected to remain high, preventing general access to food for poor households, due to the combination of the economic crisis, ongoing conflict, floods, and COVID-19 pandemic.?

03/09/2020: Khartoum state was placed under a state of emergency on 30 August because of continued flooding. Across Sudan, over 380,000 people in 17 of its 18 provinces are affected. The flooding is aggravating food insecurity in Sudan, with parts of the population already facing Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) levels, and impeding effective aid delivery to those in need.?

Key priorities

11/09/2020

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. ?