Over 150,000 people affected by heavy flooding in Sudan: OCHA

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United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners are assessing the needs of thousands of people affected by heavy flooding in Sudan.

Citing local sources, the UN humanitarian agency (OCHA) says that over 150,000 people have been affected by the floods across eight states in the country.

It points out that while it is too early to determine the full extent of the damage caused by the floods, initial estimates are that at least 26,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed.

According to UN agencies and their partners, the most acute needs are food, shelter, water, sanitation, hygiene and health services.

OCHA says that emergency relief items that have been provided to the people in need include tents, plastic sheeting, blankets, water cans, buckets and mosquito nets.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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