Following unusually heavy seasonal rains in August 2020 across much of Central and North-Eastern Africa, Sudan experienced some of the worst flooding in decades, and was particularly affected by the prolonged rains in the Blue and White Nile catchment.
The government of Sudan requested assistance to undertake a rapid damage, loss, and recovery needs assessment for the 2020 seasonal floods and its recovery planning. This resulted in the approval in October 2020 of the ACP-EU NDRR Post-disaster and recovery needs assessment following floods project.
This assessment evaluates the impact of the 2020 seasonal floods for Khartoum and other affected areas in Sudan and estimates the needs for recovery. The total economic value of the effects of the floods is estimated at USD 4.4 billion.
The assessment was conducted in collaboration the United Nations Development Program, the EU and the World Bank.