Islamic Relief is launching an urgent humanitarian response as devastating flooding plunges thousands of people into dire need in Sudan.

Recent heavy rain has triggered flash flooding and caused rivers to overflow, washing away crops and livestock. Hundreds of homes as well as water points, toilets and schools have been destroyed.

The north African country was already struggling to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and a food crisis in which 9.6 million people do not know where their next meal is coming from. Suffering is now expected to increase still further, with Islamic Relief estimating that this latest disaster has left up to 250,000 people in need of urgent humanitarian aid.

Islamic Relief is on the ground in Sudan

Blue Nile, West Kordofan and Khartoum States, where we have a presence, are amongst the worst affected places in the country.

Islamic Relief is communicating with UN agencies and other humanitarian organisations to coordinate response efforts. Reaching those in need in Blue Nile State will be particularly challenging as flooding has left roads impassable.

Every year heavy rains trigger devastating flooding in Sudan, a country on the frontline of the climate emergency as natural disasters become increasingly frequent and intense. More rainfall is expected in the coming days.

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