Sudan’s capital of Khartoum has had record floodwaters in the last few days, adding to Sudan’s death toll of the last few weeks, (over 90 deaths throughout the nation), according to the Interior Ministry. 57,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed since the flash floods and raging rains started in July.
Over 380,000 people have been adversely affected by the torrential downpours. Schools and health centers have been damaged, and over 2,000 water sources are now contaminated.
The Blue Nile, in the capital city of Khartoum, has reached 17.43 meters high, breaking the highest record, (from last year at 17.26 meters high), according to the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources.
17 out of 18 states in Sudan have been harmed by the floods.