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Floods in Sudan (Khartoum State)

Tuesday, 06 August 2013

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Sudan (Khartoum State)
Date of Charter Activation:
6 August 2013
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR / UNOSAT on behalf of UNDP
Project Management:
UNITAR / UNOSAT

Description of the event

Heavy rain and floods have swept across Sudan over the past few days. Khartoum State being the most affected area; 38 people have been killed, dozens more are left injured and 7,259 homes have been destroyed.

Other known affected areas are; Karari, Um Bada, Khartoum North and the Nile River.

The Sudanese Government has been criticised by the media and its public for a poor response to the disaster. So far, the Government of Khartoum State has offered tents to affected areas and requested civil society organisations to provide relief support. A group of young students and political activists have launched the ‘Nafeer’ campaign in an effort to raise funds and provide aid to the affected areas.

Many areas still remain flooded, and the rains are expected to continue over the next few days.

 

Reports:

Flood waters over Khartoum State, Sudan

Source: FORMOSAT-2
Landsat-7
Acquired: Post-crisis: 08/08/2013 and 09/08/2013
Pre-crisis: 24/12/2000

Copyright: NASA / USGS & NSPO

Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Flood waters over Khartoum State, Sudan

Source: RADARSAT-2
Landsat-7
Acquired: Post-crisis: 13/08/2013 & 10/08/2013
Pre-crisis: 24/12/2000

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2013) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency
NASA / USGS
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Flood waters over Khartoum State, Sudan

Source: RADARSAT-2
Landsat-7
Acquired: Post-crisis: 10/08/2013
Pre-crisis: 24/12/2000

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2013) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency
NASA/USGS
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Overview of floods in City of Khartoum, Khartoum State, Sudan

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Post-crisis: 09/08/2013
Pre-crisis: 04/02/2013

Copyright: CNES 2013 - Distribution Astrium Services / Spot Image
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT