AFRICA/SUDAN - Floods cause casualties and destruction

Friday, 22 July 2016 natural catastrophe  

Nafeer Sudan

Khartoum (Agenzia Fides) – In recent weeks several lives were lost in severe flooding following widespread heavy rainfall . Moreover some 2200 dwellings in Naivasha camp for displaced persons, Shangil Tobaya, northern Darfur, were destroyed leaving dozens of displaced families without shelter. Overflowing rivers during the annual rain season in Sudan is the principal cause of such floods. Areas most affected include El Fasher and Karary in Omdurman, the village of El Laota, in the state of El Gezira, where several casualties were reported, and Khartoum where homes were destroyed. The Famine Early Warning Systems FEWS network , says that while increased rainfall could mean better harvests, it could also lead to local flooding in areas at risk.
(AP) (22/7/2016 Agenzia Fides)