Sudan: International Charter activated due to floods

 Heavy rain and floods in Sudan
International Charter activated due to floods in Sudan
Credits: NASA

Due to heavy rain and floods in Sudan, the International Charter was activated on 6 August 2013 in order to aid and support emergency responders in the country with space-based information. Many areas of Sudan have suffered the effects of the floods but the most affected has been Khartoum State, where 38 people have been killed, dozens more are left injured and 7,259 homes have been destroyed.

Given the fact that several areas are still flooded and it is expected that the rains will continue, the Government of Khartoum State has requested relief support from civil society organisations and capable volunteers.