Poor infrastructure and coronavirus pandemic is making the situation even more dangerous for the communities in war-ravaged Sudan.
It is the worst flooding in the country since 1946. The national government has declared a three-month-long state of emergency. The ailing infrastructure, years of economic and political turmoil has left the federal government in a weak state. Without external support, the aftermath of the flood could have severe consequences for more impoverished communities across Sudan.
The most significant threat people face is the risk of water-borne diseases lurking in the stagnant water.
There are 8.5 million people identified as in need of humanitarian assistance. The number of food-insecure people has reached 5.8 million, with 2.4 million children suffering from acute malnutrition.
people are internally displaced
people are food insecure
Source: World Food Programme.
We are providing water purification systems and emergency food parcels to vulnerable communities in Sudan.