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Flood in South Sudan

Monday, 24 September 2012

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Upper Nile state, South Sudan
Date of Charter Activation:
24 September 2012
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of WFP
Project Management:
ZKI/DLR

Description of the event

Floods which began in June have been affecting the Upper Nile state in South Sudan. The flooding in Sudan has displaced over three thousand people, and at least 15 people have been reported killed.

The flooding, caused by heavy rain, has cut off roads to rural areas; preventing supplies from reaching them.

Of particular concern is the refugee camps in the area, home to over 100,000 people who had fled the internal conflicts in Sudan. The flood waters make their living conditions even more difficult, and also add further risk of disease.

Jamam Two Refugee Camp, Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan

Source: WorldView-1 and 2
Acquired: WorldView-1: 04/04/2012 and 26/01/2012
WorldView-2: 28/09/2012

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2012
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Doro Refugee Camp, Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan

Source: Pleiades-1A
WorldView-1
Acquired: Pleiades-1A: 04/10/2012
WorldView-1: 22/08/2012

Copyright: CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

This map illustrates the Gendrasa refugee camp in Maban County of Upper Nile State in South Sudan.
Scale: 1:10,000

Source: WorldView-2
GeoEye-1
Acquired: WorldView-2: 03/10/2012
GeoEye-1: 05/08/2012

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
GeoEye
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

This map illustrates the Batil refugee camp in Maban County of Upper Nile State in South Sudan.
Scale: 1:14,000

Source: GeoEye-1
WorldView-2
Acquired: GeoEye-1: 05/08/2012 and 23/05/2012
WorldView-2: 04/04/2012

Copyright: GeoEye
DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT