Humanitarian Aid Commission in Sudan to intervene in flood situation

The Humanitarian Aid Commission in Sudan has moved past the emergency phase to the actual intervention phase in an effort to ward off the effects of torrential rains and floods.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The Humanitarian Aid Commission in Sudan has launched an urgent appeal to intervene and mitigate the effects of torrential rains, the rising river levels in the country.

Commissioner Najm al-Din Musa Abdel Karim appealed government agencies, local and international civil society organizations, and national capital institutions for humanitarian intervention through providing material and in-kind support.

In a press statement on Wednesday, Abdel Karim confirmed that campaigns will be conducted by the Ministry of Social Development in all its units in regions north and east of the country.

He said that there are careful follow-ups to the situation in the states of Gezira, North Kordofan and South Darfur.

The Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid called for caution in all regions and states in order to avoid loss of life.

A government official in Khartoum confirmed that early preparations for this year’s flood prevented the Sudanese capital from declaring a state of emergency.

The Director-General of the Ministry of Culture however, Youssef Hamad, said to AlTaghyeer that the high levels of the Nile in Khartoum required it being declared an emergency zone.

This was after it exceeded the flood level by 54 centimeters, while denying any losses.

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