Sudanese Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan: declaring a state of emergency due to the Nile flood

Sudanese Minister of Labor and Social Development, Lina Al-Sheikh, said in a press statement after the meeting, “The rates of floods and rains for this year have exceeded the records set during the two years (1988-1946) with expectations of continuing rise indicators.”

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, Chairman of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereignty Council, chaired the Security and Defense Council meeting on Friday evening, at the Republican Palace, and reviewed the reports of the autumn flood for this year and examined the size of the human and material losses and damages that affected 16 states of Sudan, and the death of 99 citizens and the injury of 46 More than half a million people were affected, and more than 100 thousand homes were totally and partially destroyed.

The sheikh added that the Security and Defense Council decided to consider Sudan a natural disaster zone, to declare a state of emergency in all parts of the country for a period of three months, to form a supreme committee to prevent and address the effects of torrents and floods for the fall of 2020, headed by the Minister of Labor and Social Development, and the membership of all ministries, states and agencies with competence to coordinate and employ resources and integrate Local, regional and global roles.

The council praised all the official and community efforts made to mitigate the effects of the fall, and called for more solidarity, interdependence and interdependence among the components of the people.

Arab Observer

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