On Saturday 5th of September, 2020, Sudan declared a three-month national state of emergency after its record-breaking of torrential floods that claimed the life of 99 persons.
According to a statement made by the interior ministry on social media,
“A nationwide three-month state of emergency has been announced as Sudan is considered a natural disaster zone,”
The floods caused by more than a month of heavy rains have killed 99 people, injured 46, and left 100,000 damaged properties in their wake, one of the worst natural disasters in decades, according to state news agency SUNA.
The aid the irrigation and water ministry last week said;
“The Blue Nile has reached an all-time high since records began more than a century ago,”