Fri, 25 Sep 2020

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- The number of people affected by flooding in Sudan has jumped by 160,000 in just four days to nearly 720,000 with the number of flood-related deaths at 102, UN humanitarians said on Monday.

More than 71,000 homes have been destroyed, another 72,000 damaged and more than 3,300 livestock killed, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.

The government, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations have reached about 200,000 people with health, food and other assistance, OCHA said.

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development weather center has issued heavy rain and flooding alerts up to Tuesday, although monitoring stations on the Blue Nile River recorded a decrease of 3 mm in water levels over the weekend.

The Humanitarian Response Plan for Sudan this year is seeking 1.6 billion U.S. dollars but is less than 45 percent funded.

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