|Project||Khartoum Flood Response|
To provide humanitarian assistance to the population affected by the flood
|Project Partners||Ma’arij Foundation for Peace and Development|
• Primary healthcare mobile clinics • Health awareness campaign and hygiene promotion
|Locations||Marabia As-shareef and El-Fathi|
|Period||September – November 2013|
• Attended to 2,251 beneficiaries at the mobile clinics • 37 outreach mobile clinics together with health awareness campaigns have been conducted for the affected population
Flash floods hit Sudan on August 1 2013 with Khartoum being the worst affected state. Other affected areas included the River Nile area, West Kordofan, White Nile, Blue Nile and El Gezira. Roughly 99,980 people were affected in Khartoum and 500,000 across Sudan with 150,000 displaced, 50 deaths and 70 injuries as reported by the WHO. One of the major risks to health was the collapse of 53,000 latrines and a high probability of an increase in malaria cases. Damaged properties were reported in 14 of the 18 states in Sudan with 26,000 structures in total.
MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS
The Sudanese government requested MERCY Malaysia to provide humanitarian assistance in response to the flash floods that affected Khartoum and 12 other states, which caused tremendous devastation and losses of lives and properties. MERCY Malaysia sent a two-man relief team consisted of Deputy Head, Said Alhudzari and Programme Officer, Hilda Zamri to assess and conduct health related programmes and activities such as mobile clinics and health awareness campaigns.