NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – Sudan declared a three-month national emergency status due to floods that have claimed as many as 99 lives this year.
The council has also named Sudan a natural disaster area, the state news agency SUNA reported on Saturday morning.
Sudan’s minister of labor and social development said that in addition to deaths, this year’s floods have also injured 46 people, costing more than half a million people and causing the collapse of more than 100,000 homes, SUNA reported.
Flood and rainfall levels for this year exceeded the records recorded in 1946 and 1988. With expectations for the indicators continuing to increase, Minister Lena el-Sheikh added.
The council also announced the formation of a high committee chaired by the labor ministry. And social development to deal with the impact of floods in the fall of 2020, said SUNA. (int1)