Floods and heavy rains in Sudan have killed at least 100 people. Millions of homes have been submerged. Sudanese authorities have already declared a natural disaster across the country. As the situation worsened, a three-month state of emergency was declared across the country. British media BBC reported this.
Officials declared a three-month state of emergency after a meeting of Sudan’s Defense and Security Council. The neighboring country of Ethiopia has been flooded since August due to heavy monsoon rains. At that time, according to the Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation, the waters of the Nile rose by 16.5 meters, the highest in this century.
This year the water level of the Nile River has crossed the 198 record. The devastating flood of 196 destroyed thousands of homes in many parts of Sudan. About 1 crore people were displaced.
Sudan’s Labor and Social Development Minister Leena Al-Sheikh told the media about the country’s severe flood situation. The floods have killed more than 100 people and affected more than 500,000 people across the country. More than one million homes have been completely or partially demolished. With forecasts of heavy rain in late September, Sudanese officials fear the situation may worsen in the coming weeks.
The capital, Khartoum, has been in poor condition for the past two weeks. The administration has directed the people of the area to be vigilant as the water of the Nile River is flowing at the danger line. Residents of many districts of the city imposed barricades on their own initiative. Locals have also been seen cutting canals to take out the trapped flood waters. Ordinary people are stranded in many parts of the country as roads have been cut due to floods. The Sudanese government has deployed troops to provide relief to the affected people and to evacuate the submerged people in the capital Khartoum.