'We Lost Everything': Thousands homeless as Sudan battles floods
Sudan Launches Emergency Appeal For Flood Relief
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Rain, floods force hundreds of thousands from home, affecting nearly all states in Sudan. Sudan declares state of emergency over deadly floods The River Nile has crested to its highest level in one hundred years. At least 103 people have been killed by drowning, houses collapsing and road accidents caused by the flooding. Now, thousands of Sudanese families are sleeping in the outdoors, waiting for shelter, food and medicine.
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Sudanese authorities declared their country a natural disaster area and imposed a three-month state of emergency across the country after rising floodwaters and heavy rainfall killed around 100 people.
Sudan declared a three-month national state of emergency following floods that killed dozens of people and damaged or destroyed more than 100,000 homes.
The capital of Khartoum was hit hard in the past two weeks. Residents in several districts of the city were seen erecting barricades and other shields as water from the Nile swept through several neighborhoods.
An estimated 500,000 refugees and internally displaced people have been affected by the floods, with many in urgent need of shelter and other emergency assistance.