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Weekly Floods Round-up No. 01 (7 August 2022)

About 38,200 people have been affected by torrential rains and floods across Sudan since May 2022, according to reports from the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and humanitarian partners on the ground.

Heavy rains and floods have also reportedly destroyed 1,700 houses and damaged another 7,100 homes across nine states and 140 health facilities across four states, 137 water points/sources and 353 latrines over three states and 904 heads of livestock lost in one state.

West Darfur, South Kordofan, South Darfur, Sennar, West Kordonaf, Kassala, North Kordofan, White Nile and Central Darfur states have been confirmed as affected, HAC and humanitarian partners are verifying the numbers of people affected and areas to determine the full extent of the damage and priority needs of the affected people.

According to the IGAD Climate Predictions and Applications Centre (ICPAC), heavy rainfall (above 200mm) is forecasted over isolated parts of south-western and south-eastern Sudan in the first week of August. Moderate rainfall (50-200mm) is expected over southern to central Sudan.

The water level along the Nile River is increasing since the beginning of August. According to the Ministry of Irrigation, the water level in all water stations is below the alert level, except in Atbara in River Nile state where it exceeded the alert level on 4 August 2022.

For more information on floods and updated figures of people affected and areas, please see the 2022 Floods Dashboard.

In 2021, about 314,500 people were affected by rains and flooding across Sudan during the rainy season, which last from June to September.