Save the Children with funding from the European Union Supports the Government of Sudan In Response to the 2020 Sudan Floods

Friday 9 October 2020

(Khartoum, Sudan, Oct 8, 2020) – Save the Children International (SCI), funded by the European Union’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), is bringing more than 100 tonnes of emergency relief supplies to assist the Government of Sudan in responding to Sudan 2020 Floods.

SCI, through the generous support provided by ECHO, will deliver an emergency response to support and distribute to flood-affect populations in Sennar, Khartoum, Al Jazira and Blue Nile states. The intervention will target 25,000 individuals and 4,000 households.

“The floods disrupted the lives of many families across the country, after many of them had already been suffering the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and other seasonal outbreaks. The floodwaters left many without homes, but even more so without basic supplies for maintaining their health and overall wellbeing,” commented Arshad Malik, Country Director of SCI Sudan Country Office. “With this support from the European Union, our country office is able to reach the most vulnerable populations currently, where humanitarian aid and presence is necessary - but also where we will ensure that many people, especially children, are getting what they need during this emergency.”

The intervention will provide mobile health services to flood affected populations. It will also include non-food items such as kits of kitchen sets, sleeping mats, blankets, jerry cans, and long-lasting insecticide-treated nets, in addition to emergency latrines and female hygiene kits.

“The floods in Sudan have come at a difficult time as people fight the coronavirus pandemic. In these circumstances, the European Union is committed to support the most vulnerable. This is a message of European solidarity for the Sudanese people in these difficult times, we will not let you down”, said Wim Fransen,head of the ECHO office in Sudan.The supplies are due to be received by a chartered plane, Boeing 777 Freighter, in Khartoum on Friday, Oct 9, from Save the Children East and Southern Africa Regional Office, with the support of ECHO.