A wetter-than-usual rainy season has devastated communities across Sudan in 2020, as the Nile River and some of its tributaries reached their highest levels in 100 years.
Widespread flooding has claimed lives and damaged or destroyed more than 110,000 homes since mid-July 2020, according to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The office reported that more people have been affected by flooding in Sudan this year—more than 650,000—than any of the past seven rainy seasons. The Sudanese government a state of emergency and Sudan was declared a natural disaster Zone.
Rahma Worldwide quickly responded by opening up a new office in Sudan, with a great number of volunteers immediately working on the Emergency Response Campaign in September 2020.
Rahma Worldwide launched the Emergency Flood Response Campaign by providing the necessary living materials. Food Baskets, Blankets and Mats were distributed to families who were affected by this disaster.