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Declaration of a state of emergency in Sudan

Translated by Ahmed Hussain
The Security and Defense Council announced, at dawn on Saturday, that Sudan was considered a natural disaster area, and a state of emergency was declared for a period of 3 months and the formation of a supreme committee to ward off the effects of autumn.
On Friday, the Transitional Cabinet approved raising a recommendation to the Security and Defense Council to declare a state of emergency to ward off the effects of torrents and floods.
The Sudanese Security and Defense Council revealed that 16 states of Sudan have been affected, 99 citizens have died, 46 others have been injured, more than half a million people have been affected, and more than 100 thousand houses have completely and partially collapsed as a result of torrents and floods in Sudan.
He added that the rates of floods and rains in Sudan for this year had exceeded the levels of the years 1988 and 1946, pointing to expectations of continuing rise indicators.
In the early hours of Saturday dawn, the council decided to consider the country a “natural disaster zone” and to declare a state of emergency throughout the country for a period of 3 months.
On Friday, the Council of Ministers formed a supreme committee headed by the Minister of Labor and Social Development, and the membership of all ministries, states and competent authorities to coordinate and employ resources and integrate local, regional and global roles to ward off the effects of the fall.
Faisal Muhammad Salih, Minister of Culture and Information for the government, indicated that the meeting heard reports from the ministers of the interior, irrigation and water resources, finance and costly economic planning, infrastructure, costly transportation, labor and social development. And health, and the governor of Khartoum.
He indicated that the reports presented included accurate statistics from the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources on the level of the Nile and the efforts of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development in providing shelter to the affected families in coordination with the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Defense Commission and the state of Khartoum.
The Minister of Information indicated that the extent of damage in Khartoum State is large due to the population density and the presence of some affected neighborhoods on the Nile.
He added, “The flood of the Nile is considered unprecedented this year and that the Ministry of Irrigation expects the level of the Nile to recede within the next four days.

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