Sudan Floods Damage Assessment and Recovery Support

Context and objectives

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.

Following a request from the Government of Sudan’s Ministry of Labor and Social Development, the ACP-EU NDRR Program supported the government in assessing the damages from the 2020 seasonal floods and plan a roadmap for recovery. 

Main activities and results

This rapid damage, loss, and recovery needs assessment assessed the impact of the 2020 seasonal floods for Khartoum and other affected areas in Sudan and produced a preliminary recovery strategy. This assessment was adapted from the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) methodology and applied to the context of Sudan.

The assessment produced a report led and approved by the Government of Sudan (see link below), which provided the following tools:

  • An assessment of the damage, loss, and recovery needs in the affected sectors and districts;
  • Priority recovery needs for each sector, and;
  • Suggested recovery interventions.

In addition to the assessment, activities included capacity building trainings for Sudanese officials. Several trainings were thus organized in December 2020 on Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNA) and Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) methodologies as well as gender knowledge, which were attended by 29 government officials and civil society representatives, including 15 women. Furthermore, 16 representatives, including 7 women, and representing most administration units across the three localities in the State of Khartoum were trained in December 2020 on damage assessment, loss calculations, and recovery strategies to help communities in potential future disaster situations.

Partnerships and coordination

This project was implemented by the World Bank Africa Disaster Risk Management team, guided by the Emergency Operation Center under the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Sudan, and will be coordinated with support from relevant international partners including the United Nations Development Program and the European Union. The government had a leading role in the data collection and analysis component of the project, while World Bank and other partners provided overall technical guidance, quality control, and capacity building to their government counterparts.

Useful links

Download the assessment.

Download the summary report (in Arabic).

Download the assessment (in Arabic).

Download the Sudan Emergency Preparedness and Response Diagnostic Report

  • Africa
Window of Action
  • Window 3
Amount approved
  • $141,000
Disaster Type
  • 10/2020 - 09/2021