By Spy Uganda Correspondent
Floods have continued to cause devastation in Sudan, with more than 100 people killed, thousands affected by torrential rains and authorities declaring an emergency in six of the hardest-hit provinces in the country.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on Wednesday said at least 258 000 people have been affected by the floods in 15 out of 18 provinces.
According to media reports many residents have been forced out of their homes since heavy rains hit the region more than two weeks ago.
Speaking to the press, one of the affected residents revealed that the deadly condition has not only left them homeless but has also affected their health due to collapsed sewage systems.
“We woke up to water entering the homes and got out what we can. Every hour we hear a house has fallen, or a sewage system has collapsed or a wall has come down. There is nothing left,” Adam Ismail, a resident of Wad Alnaeim told the press.
Ismail added that he had been waiting for the water to recede so that he and his mother could go back and rebuild their home again. Two weeks later, he is unsure how long that will take.
“The rainy season has been described by many as one of the worst they’ve ever seen, and the downpours have affected nearly the whole country,” Ismail added.
Flood victim Samah Zein said people in Gezira “needed everything” to help them restore their lives as the floods had destroyed much of what they had, leaving them with “nothing”
Last year, torrential rains in Sudan killed more than 80 people and left thousands of homes submerged in water.
Last year, flooding and heavy rains killed more than 80 people and swamped tens of thousands of houses across the country.
In 2020, authorities declared Sudan a natural disaster area and imposed a three-month state of emergency across the country after flooding and heavy rain killed around 100 people and inundated over 100,000 houses.