Flood in Sudan

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Type of Event Flood
Location of Event Sudan
Date of Charter Activation 05 August 2014
Charter Requestor UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA
Project Management China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA)

Description of the Event

Several weeks of heavy rain have caused floods in Sudan which have left approximately 39 people dead and 6000 homeless.

Sudan's rain season began in July and since then the floods have affected eight of Sudan's eighteen states, particularly the River Nile and North Kordofan states, where much of the damage has taken place. It has been estimated that 3000 homes were destroyed by the flooding and a further 2000 damaged.

The capital city, Khartoum, has also been affected, and hundreds of people are currently left homeless in the city. Residents have stated dissatisfaction with the nation's sewage network, which is ill-equipped to channel flood waters out of areas of habitation. The result is lingering flood waters which are a breeding ground for disease.

Volunteers in affected areas have attempted to keep back the flood waters with improvised barriers, but there are concerns over the long-term impact of the flooding, and over the risk of more rain to come in the following weeks.

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Flood waters over Khartoum State, Sudan

Source: Pleiades / Landsat 7

Acquired: Pleiades: 14/08/2014
Landsat 7: 24/12/2000

Copyright Pleiades © CNES 2014
Landsat-7 © NASA/USGS
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Flood waters over Shendi, Nile State, Sudan

Source: WorldView-2 / Landsat 8

Acquired: WorldView-2: 13/08/2014
Landsat 8: 26/03/2014

Copyright WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe
Landsat-8 data and products © NASA/USGS (2014) - All rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Flood waters over Khartoum State, Sudan

Source: TerraSAR-X / Landsat 7

Acquired: TerraSAR-X: 09/08/2014
Landsat 7: 24/12/2000

Copyright TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2014 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Landsat 7 © NASA/USGS
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Flood waters over Khartoum State, Sudan

Source: RADARSAT-2 / Landsat 7

Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 08/08/2014
Landsat 7: 24/12/2000

Copyright RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2014) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Landsat 7 © NASA/USGS
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT