Skip to main content

Flooding, Sudan

September 2019

People Helped


Humanitarian Needs

Flash flooding and heavy rains from mid-August to September in parts of Sudan have affected 346,300 people across 16 states in Sudan.

The majority of people affected require emergency shelter and household supplies. Water and sanitation services, food, health care, and draining of stagnant water are also concerns. Almost 4,500 cattle were drowned in the flooding, which, compounded by the water damage to the market, is leading to scarcity of food.

map of Sudan in Africa


Humanitarian Response

Save the Children will respond to this crisis by improving access to shelter, non-food items and water and sanitation for vulnerable people in North Darfur, North Kordofan and West Darfur. 

They will distribute emergency shelter kits as well as sleeping mats, kitchen sets and two Jerry-cans to store water. They will provide and install water tanks at health facilities and schools in the flood impacted area. They will distribute gender-responsive hygiene kits and support the construction of 500 gender-responsive emergency communal latrines.

They will also train hygiene promotors to conduct awareness sessions, and mobilize target communities to participate in garbage collection and waste management in public places.

In Partnership with Canada

Our response to small and medium-scale disasters is co-funded by Global Affairs Canada, the member agency delivering the assistance, and donations to the Humanitarian Coalition. Your gift will help us be ready for the next disaster. Donate today.