Sudan: North Darfur Town Devastated By Rains, Flash Floods

Um Kedada — At least 367 homes collapsed and a large number of livestock were killed after heavy rains and flash floods hit Um Kedada in North Darfur at the weekend. No human casualties were reported but many people have been left homeless.

The heavy rains began on Friday and continued during the weekend. According to preliminary statistics from the town, 129 houses in El Salam district, 121 houses at El Safa district, 41 homes at El Muzdalifa district, and 13 in Tagwa district, collapsed in the aftermath of the rains

The rains also led to the complete collapse of the two basic schools constructed by a charity association founded by Ibrahim El Wali.

The charity, the Um Kedada Platform for Enlightenment, and the town's district committees appealed to the federal and state governments, relief organisations, and Sudan's Humanitarian Aid Commission, to act urgently to help those affected and provide the necessary support and assistance, especially as dozens of families are now living in the open.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Radio Dabanga

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.