"21 AUGUST, 2019 BY FLOODLIST NEWS IN AFRICA, NEWS UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), reports that recent flooding in Sudan has affected an estimated 171,700 people with further heavy rainfall forecast. Sudan's Humanitarian Aid Commission has reported 54 related deaths, mainly due to collapsed roofs and electrocution. In total 22,634 homes have been destroyed and 11,702 damaged. UN-OCHA said that the states affected include El Gezira (11,450 affected), Gedaref (14,850), Kassala (19,235), Khartoum (11,840), North Darfur (11,580), North Kordofan (3,355), Red Sea (10,315), River Nile (3,775), Sennar (10,095), White Nile (66,485), South Darfur (7,700), East Darfur (200), West Darfur (5,800), Northern State (1,000), South Kordofan and the Abyei Area (1,200).
White Nile State is among the worst hit, with an estimated 66,485 people affected, 4 fatalities, 10,517 homes destroyed and 2,780 damaged. In North Darfur 10 fatalities were reported with 1,161 homes destroyed and 1,155 damaged. Seven people have died in North Kordofan State; fifteen in El Gezira State. Eight deaths were reported in River Nile State in El Damar, Atbara,Berber, Abu Hamad, El Matama and Shendi localities.
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