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Floods caused by heavy rains have killed 65 people in Sudan since July

August 16, 2020

At least 65 people have died and more than 14,000 homes have been destroyed by severe storms and floods in Sudan since last July, the Interior Ministry reported this Sunday.

In the past few weeks, around 30,400 houses have been damaged and around 700 cattle died as a result of the floods.

Bad weather conditions have also resulted in around 2,000 workers trapped from two gold mines in El Gedaref state in the east of the country, the Sudanese state news agency SUNA reports.

Floods caused by heavy rains have killed 65 people in Sudan since JulyFloods caused by heavy rains have killed 65 people in Sudan since July

The country in the Horn of Africa, through which the Nile flows, is in the middle of the rainy season, which lasts between June and October. The states of Khartoum, Blue Nile and Nile are hardest hit by rainfall, although damage has also been reported in four other regions of the country.

According to the United Nations, around 5.8 million people in Sudan are food unsafe, 2 million more than in the previous year. This situation is exacerbated by the great loss of livestock. In addition, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported that roads have become impassable and have isolated entire communities.

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