Families struggle as heavy rain, more floods expected in Sudan

Families struggle as heavy rain, more floods expected in Sudan

19 September 2020 07:20 pm

Thousands of people continue to live under the threat of incoming heavy rain and further flooding in parts of Sudan, months after floods ravaged nearly all of the country's states.

Since July, at least 115 people have been killed 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, which lasts from June to October.

The United Nations is scaling up emergency food assistance, and hundreds of thousands of people are living in desperate conditions in makeshift camps.

Hanan Shariff, a flood victim, has been living in a makeshift camp for the past 13 days in Sinjah, a town in the southwestern state of Sennar, after the floods submerged her village.

"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," Shariff told Al Jazeera.

Al Jazeera