Sudan has declared a state of emergency due to floods in six states. It is estimated that over 136,000 have been affected by flooding in Sudan this year, with more than 31,000 homes damaged or destroyed. Sudanese officials estimate that the water levels of the Blue Nile and White Nile rivers are expected to rise again as this is the height of the rainy season. The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs warns of water-borne diseases such as cholera and malaria, and that people are in serious need of basic aid.

Learn more about the flooding in Sudan in the following news articles:

When crises occur, Maxar is committed to supporting the humanitarian community by providing critical and actionable information to assist response efforts and fulfill our purpose, For A Better World. As part of our Open Data Program, Maxar will publicly release data of the affected areas to support response efforts as it becomes available.

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Pre-event satellite image of Khartoum, Sudan.

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