Sudan Declares State of Emergency Over Heavy Floods

Published September 7th, 2020 - 06:14 GMT

The Sudanese Authorities have announced a three-month state of emergency nationwide amid heavy floods in the country as the Nile rises to highest level in over a century.

Mass floods in Sudan have killed 99 so far and left over 100,000 homes completely/partially destroyed and at least 50 people injured according to the Labour and Social Care Minister Lina Alshiekh.

Never the less, the floods have affected near half a million people, Alshiekh added after an emergency meeting of the Sudan Defense and Security Council.

Sudan's flooding has been always an issue, but this year is considered as the worst since records began, with water levels reaching their highest.

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A Sudanese boy wades through a flooded street at the area of al-Qamayir in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, on August 26, 2020.ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

A Sudanese boy wades through a flooded street at the area of al-Qamayir in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, on August 26, 2020. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Sudan on September 5 declared the imposition of a three-month state of emergency nationwide after record-breaking torrential floods caused by more than a month heavy rains left dozens dead and 100,000 damaged properties in their wake, in one of the worst natural disasters in decades, according to state news agency SUNA. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Sudan on September 5 declared the imposition of a three-month state of emergency nationwide after record-breaking torrential floods caused by more than a month heavy rains left dozens dead and 100,000 damaged properties in their wake, in one of the worst natural disasters in decades, according to state news agency SUNA. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

A Sudanese man stands behind a barricade amidst flood waters in Tuti island, where the Blue and White Nile merge between the twin cities of the capital Khartoum and Omdurman, on September 3, 2020. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

A Sudanese man stands behind a barricade amidst flood waters in Tuti island, where the Blue and White Nile merge between the twin cities of the capital Khartoum and Omdurman, on September 3, 2020. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

On Tuti Island, the highest Nile waters since records began a century ago have left people struggling to build dams by filling bags with sand and small stones to stem the flood. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

On Tuti Island, the highest Nile waters since records began a century ago have left people struggling to build dams by filling bags with sand and small stones to stem the flood. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). Twitter

Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). Twitter

Sudan suffers devastating flood as Nile rises to highest level in over a century. More than 100 people passed away, almost 100 thousand homes have been destroyed and about half a million people are now homeless. Twitter

Sudan suffers devastating flood as Nile rises to highest level in over a century. More than 100 people passed away, almost 100 thousand homes have been destroyed and about half a million people are now homeless. Twitter

Sudan suffers devastating flood as Nile rises to highest level in over a century. Twitter

Sudan suffers devastating flood as Nile rises to highest level in over a century. Twitter

A Sudanese boy wades through a flooded street at the area of al-Qamayir in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, on August 26, 2020.ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
Sudan on September 5 declared the imposition of a three-month state of emergency nationwide after record-breaking torrential floods caused by more than a month heavy rains left dozens dead and 100,000 damaged properties in their wake, in one of the worst natural disasters in decades, according to state news agency SUNA. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
A Sudanese man stands behind a barricade amidst flood waters in Tuti island, where the Blue and White Nile merge between the twin cities of the capital Khartoum and Omdurman, on September 3, 2020. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
On Tuti Island, the highest Nile waters since records began a century ago have left people struggling to build dams by filling bags with sand and small stones to stem the flood. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). Twitter
Sudan suffers devastating flood as Nile rises to highest level in over a century. More than 100 people passed away, almost 100 thousand homes have been destroyed and about half a million people are now homeless. Twitter
Sudan suffers devastating flood as Nile rises to highest level in over a century. Twitter
A Sudanese boy wades through a flooded street at the area of al-Qamayir in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, on August 26, 2020.ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
A Sudanese boy wades through a flooded street at the area of al-Qamayir in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, on August 26, 2020. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
Sudan on September 5 declared the imposition of a three-month state of emergency nationwide after record-breaking torrential floods caused by more than a month heavy rains left dozens dead and 100,000 damaged properties in their wake, in one of the worst natural disasters in decades, according to state news agency SUNA. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
Sudan on September 5 declared the imposition of a three-month state of emergency nationwide after record-breaking torrential floods caused by more than a month heavy rains left dozens dead and 100,000 damaged properties in their wake, in one of the worst natural disasters in decades, according to state news agency SUNA. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
A Sudanese man stands behind a barricade amidst flood waters in Tuti island, where the Blue and White Nile merge between the twin cities of the capital Khartoum and Omdurman, on September 3, 2020. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
A Sudanese man stands behind a barricade amidst flood waters in Tuti island, where the Blue and White Nile merge between the twin cities of the capital Khartoum and Omdurman, on September 3, 2020. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
On Tuti Island, the highest Nile waters since records began a century ago have left people struggling to build dams by filling bags with sand and small stones to stem the flood. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
On Tuti Island, the highest Nile waters since records began a century ago have left people struggling to build dams by filling bags with sand and small stones to stem the flood. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). Twitter
Officials say that across Sudan seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes, with the river level rising to 17.43 metres (57 feet feet). Twitter
Sudan suffers devastating flood as Nile rises to highest level in over a century. More than 100 people passed away, almost 100 thousand homes have been destroyed and about half a million people are now homeless. Twitter
Sudan suffers devastating flood as Nile rises to highest level in over a century. More than 100 people passed away, almost 100 thousand homes have been destroyed and about half a million people are now homeless. Twitter
Sudan suffers devastating flood as Nile rises to highest level in over a century. Twitter
Sudan suffers devastating flood as Nile rises to highest level in over a century. Twitter