It’s thought more than 100 people have lost their lives so far and across the country more than 37,000 homes have been washed away. Families have lost their livestock and boreholes are damaged, threating children’s rights to good nutrition and clean water.

11-year-old Abuobaida is pictured above standing in flood waters in the area of Khartoum, Sudan. His home was damaged by flooding caused by heavy seasonal rain that’s been falling relentlessly since July.

Thanks to supporters like Castle Water, Save the Children could draw £152,340 from Save the Children’s Emergency fund, which will bring life-saving support to approximately 38,800 people in areas affected by the flood. Save the Children are giving out shelter kits and emergency items, such as kitchen sets, blankets and jerry cans, so that families can stay warm.

Girl with bear

They also delivering clean water via water trucking whilst flood water is pumped from homes and schools. Displacement caused by the floods means it’s much harder for families to access healthcare and so Save the Children are running a mobile health clinic so that children can still receive the essential services they need, as well as conducting awareness sessions in communities to help promote hygiene practices that combat the spread of illnesses such as cholera and COVID-19.

Photo Credit  - Khaled Abfulfattah / Save the Children

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