//Sudan: Thousands displaced as battle against floods continues

Sudan: Thousands displaced as battle against floods continues

As Sudan grapples with the aftermath of its worst floods in a century, there is a glimmer of hope as the Blue Nile waters have began to drop.

The water and irrigation ministry stated on Sunday, the waters had reached 17.67 metres (58 foot), but by using Sunday the degree went down to 17.36.

Sudan experiences heavy rains from June to October and faces severe flooding each and every year.

But officials said this yr the very best waters have been recorded in one hundred years on the Blue Nile, which joins the White Nile in the capital Khartoum.

More than one hundred people have been killed and heaps of hundreds have been displaced.

“More than 120,000 houses have been destroyed, both partly or fully. We’re speaking about more than 650,000 people affected,” stated Lena al-Sheikh, Sudanese Minister of Social Development.

“People are now in dire need of shelter, of health, of water and sanitation, of nutrition.”

On Thursday the UN said that the floods had affected extra than half a million human beings in Sudan, destroyed or broken tens of hundreds of homes.

It also warned the floods have raised the risk of water-borne disease outbreaks.

Sudan’s government declared a three-month nation of emergency in the past in September.

(AFP)