Floods near Shendi - Sudan

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Published on 6 September 2021

Sudan is affected by extensive flooding. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the floods of the recent weeks, that were triggered by heavy rains have affected over 88,000 people, damaged 4,800 residential buildings and destroyed over 12,700. The World Food Programme is assisting more than 7,000 people that need food assistance.

Currently, the level of the Nile River is above the warning level in many areas of the country, particularly near the capital Khartoum and around Shendi, the area depicted in this Sentinel-2 image. 

This image, acquired by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites on 4 September, shows flooded areas near the town of Shendi in Sudan as a consequence of the overflow of the Nile River.

High-resolution open data from Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites allow accurate delineation of flood extent and damage assessment.

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