Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rains, floods cause 11 deaths, many injuries, destruction across Sudan via Radio Dabanga (Hilversum): The heavy rainfall in North and South Darfur states has caused injuries and displacements to dozens of people, destroying thousands of houses and sanitary facilities. According to a humanitarian agency estimates, almost 100,000 people are affected across the country.

On Tuesday, floods caused by heavy rains reportedly injured 50 children in North Darfur, destroyed 1,000 houses and a number of shops. Witnesses told Radio Dabanga 50 donkeys, several cattle and some chickens were killed, and essential food and goods destroyed.

Tuesday's rain reportedly started at about 1pm, and continued unabated until 4pm. The witnesses said that the injured children were transported to the Unicef hospital for treatment.

The sources noted that the camps for the displaced were hardest hit, with many families no living in the open. On Friday downpours led to the collapse of 2,500 houses and a number of toilets in Salam camp in North Darfur. They appealed to humanitarian organisations and state and local authorities in El Fasher to provide shelter, food and cover for those affected. On Sunday evening, rains in South Darfur state caused injuries among a number of displaced people at Kalma, Dreige, Attash and El Salam camps...

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