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220,000 people are affected in Sudan by torrential rains and floods

طقس العرب GO 2020-08-19 9:56 AM
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220,000 people are affected in Sudan by torrential rains and floods

ArabiaWeather - United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the continuing torrential rains and floods affected nearly 220,000 people in 17 of Sudan's 18 states .

 

He added that more than 20 thousand homes were completely destroyed and another 20 thousand damaged, "noting that about 2000 water sources have been contaminated or out of work, which harms access to clean water amid the Covid-19 pandemic .

 

He explained that the collapse of the Butt Dam in Blue Nile State on July 29 may affect 100,000 people accessing water, adding that the government and relief organizations are providing plastic sheeting, tents, medicines, water purification supplies and mosquito nets there. It also provides shelter, water and health assistance in Darfur .

 

Sudan has been witnessing monsoon rains since early July, which will continue until the end of October.

 

Sudden collapse of the Butt Dam on the Blue Nile in Sudan, destroying more than 800 houses

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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