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Sudan: 500,000 still in need of humanitarian aid

Sudan hit by heavy floods claiming at least 70 lives since early August

Omer Erdem   | 23.11.2019
Sudan: 500,000 still in need of humanitarian aid

KHARTOUM

Some 500,000 Sudanese people are still in need of humanitarian aid after heavy floods hit the country, a local official said on Friday.

John Abola, deputy governor of the Boma province in the southeast of the country, told Anadolu Agency that 70 people, most of them children and elderly, have died since October due to flooding, and nearly half a million citizens need humanitarian assistance.

Sudan is reeling from the effects of a flood caused by heavy rains in early August.

More than 70 Sudanese have been killed and dozens were injured in floods across the country.

According to the report of the UN for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (OCHA), 245,700 people were affected by the flood, 32,851 buildings were destroyed and 16, 284 buildings were damaged.


*Writing by Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak

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