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More Than 6,000 People Reportedly Displaced By Floods In Sudan

Throughout Ramadan thousands of people have lost their homes and possessions to floods.

Posted on August 3, 2014, at 5:50 p.m. ET

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Floods hitting almost half of Sudan's states in recent weeks have destroyed more than 3,000 homes, Al Jazeera reported on Sunday.

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At least 184 people have been injured, and more than 6,100 families have been displaced by the flooding, according to the state news agency SUNA.

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“Twenty-two districts in eight states were affected by flooding and heavy rain,” the federal health ministry told SUNA.

Among the affected areas include the capital Khartoum and Jaborona.

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Housing shelters for South Sudanese who evacuated their homes were also destroyed, AFP reports.

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Thousands of impoverished South Sudanese people have been staying in shelters and outdoor settlements in Jaborona and the Khartoum area as they wait for help to travel to South Sudan.

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They tried to move their belongings to dry ground and manually dig out passages to drain the water, the South Sudanese embassy told AFP.

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Last year, flooding in Sudan in August displaced nearly half a million people and killed 50.

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