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At least 112 people have died since the start of the rainy season in Sudan

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Heavy rains usually fall in Sudan between May and October, causing severe flooding that damages homes, infrastructure and crops.

The balance now stands atdead and 115injured”,”text”:”112dead and 115injured”}}”>112 dead and 115 injuredsaid Abdeljalil Abdelrahim, spokesperson for the National Council for Civil Defence.

944dwellings were completely destroyed while 49060 were partially damaged”,”text”:”A total of 34944 homes were completely destroyed while 49060 were partially damaged”}}”>A total of 34,944 homes were completely destroyed while 49,060 were partially damagedhe told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

State of emergency declared in six areas of the country

Khartoum declared a state of emergency in August due to severe flooding in six regions of Sudan, as the country plunged into a severe economic crisis.

According to the UN, one in three Sudanese needs humanitarian aid, inflation is approaching 200% every month, the currency is in freefall and the price of bread has increased tenfold since the putsch carried out on October 25, 2021 by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhane.

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Citing government data, theUN said last week that the floods affected 226,000 people across Sudan.

The Nile, North Kordofan, South Kordofan, Kassala and Gedaref regions as well as Darfur are among the most affected, according to UNICEF.

L’UN adds that the floods could affect some 460,000 people this year, far more than the annual average of 388,600 recorded between 2017 and 2021.

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