Sudan floods bring threat of disease

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 14 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:357
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Record flooding in east Africa has made hundreds of thousands of people homeless in Sudan, with millions more at risk as the rising water of the Nile threatens to inundate Khartoum, spreading disease and overwhelming sanitation services.

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    One of thousands of families made homeless by flooding in Kassala

    Credit: ABD RAUF/AP

    Kassala, the largest town in eastern Sudan, has been declared a disaster zone, with 80% of the population homeless after the River Qash overflowed …

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