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Flooding worsens in Sudan

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39283.476644.DB (Published 26 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:175
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Health and humanitarian agencies are bracing themselves for further deterioration in conditions throughout Sudan after record levels of rainfall threaten to affect millions more people.

    More than 100 people have already died, and hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by “the worst flooding in a generation,” according to the Sudanese news agency. With even heavier rainfall forecast throughout Darfur and central Sudan and Chad, relief officials are concerned that worse is yet to come and fear serious disruption to aid corridors and protection of civilians.

    The World Health Organization warned, “The Nile and Blue Nile rivers are reaching alert level. Flash floods are expected to affect North, South, and West Darfur, …

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