More than 2,500 people have been forced from their homes as a result of the disaster.

Sudan praised Qatar’s emergency relief supplies sent to Khartoum on Sunday after thousands were displaced and more than 70 died after devastating floods and torrential rains.

Qatar’s New Authority (QNA) reported that Sudan’s Social Development Minister Ahmed Bakheet thanked Doha for its support, saying the aid showed the “strength and sustainability” of the relationship between the two countries.

Abdurrahman Al Qubaisi, Ambassador of the Gulf States to Khartoum, expressed his hope to contribute to relief efforts against natural disasters.

Meanwhile, Sudan Transitional Sovereignty Council chairman Abdel Fattah Al-Bahhan thanked Qatar for sending aid.

This occurred during a call following the delivery of aid supplies between Al-Burhan and Qatari’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

Two Amiri Air Force planes carried 62 tons of food aid and 600 tents. Qatar Development Fund (QFFD) In collaboration with Qatar Charity.

“This aid comes within the framework of Qatar’s firm commitment to support the people of Sudan in dealing with the floods and helping rebuild the country after the disaster,” the QNA reported on Sunday.

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Heavy rains and flash floods hit Sudan’s Al Jazeera state last week after a heavy rain season that began in May.

At least 77 people have been killed since then, Brig. General Abdul Jalil Abdul Rahim, spokesman for the Sudan National Defense Council, confirmed on Sunday.

According to the United Nations, more than 2,500 people were forced from their homes as a result of the August 16-19 disaster. Heavy rains were also reported on 19 August, affecting 17 other villages in the Almanagir region.

Flooding is frequent in Sudan each year as a result of heavy rains, but has worsened in the past few years. Often this season he begins in June and lasts until September. More heavy rainfall is reported from August to September.

The most affected areas are West Kordofan, South Darfur, White Nile, River Nile, Al Jazeera and Kassala.

Environmental officials warn that water levels in the Blue and White Nile rivers will rise in the next few days to their highest levels since 1946.

At least 54,500 people were affected by floods in Al Jazeera last year, after 61,300 people were affected by floods in 2020.

About 855,800 people in Al Jazeera are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the 2022 Humanitarian Needs Outlook (HNO). Of the total number reported, this year he received 91,650 humanitarian aid between January and June.

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