Nile River's Record Rise Causes Deadly Floods in Sudan

The United Nations and its partners are supporting the Sudanese government as it responds to recent severe flooding, which has killed 90 people and affected 380,000 others, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, says. The flooding was triggered by heavy seasonal rains, mainly in neighbouring Ethiopia, which caused the Nile River to rise to nearly 17.5 metres, the highest level in 100 years, according to the authorities.

Flooded streets in North Darfur's Kabkabiya, August 3, 2020.

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