El Obeid, 18 September, 2020 / 10:20 pm (ACI Africa).
As Sudan grapples with the effects of the ongoing floods described as the worst in a century, officials of Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI), an Italy-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that was founded by a Jesuit Cleric, have reached out to some of the affected people in the country with emergency humanitarian aid.
In a September 17 report obtained by ACI Africa, officials of the organization indicate that their organization has provided life-saving assistance to 1,500 affected people, besides offering materials to mitigate the impact of the floods on key infrastructure.
“Displaced people of the area, exposed to the harsh climatic conditions, insecurity and other vulnerabilities have been provided with jerry cans, tarpaulin, sleeping mats and mosquito nets,” the leadership of the NGO that has a presence in 30 countries says.
Officials of the Milan-based organization have also facilitated the distribution of 600 Non-Food Items (NFI) to families that are most affected in some five villages of Jebel Awlia region in the north-central part of the country.
Due to the ongoing heavy rains in the North-East African nation, the Blue Nile River burst its banks leading to devastating floods that have affected at least 16 of the country’s 18 states, with the capital, Khartoum being among the worst hit.