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 is working with the government to assess the damages from the 2020 seasonal floods and support its recovery planning. 

Main Activities

This rapid damage, loss, and recovery needs assessment will assess the impact of the 2020 seasonal floods for Khartoum and other affected areas in Sudan and will produce a preliminary recovery strategy. This assessment will adapt from the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) methodology and will be applied to the context of Sudan in a manner to undertake a rapid and concise assessment.

The assessment will take into special account the displacement effects of the floods and their impacts on the most vulnerable population groups (urban poor, forcibly displaced), who often reside in informal/unplanned settlements, in camps or camp-like settings. Gender impacts from the floods will also be analyzed.

The assessment will produce a report that is led and approved by the Government of Sudan and will provide:

1. an assessment of the damage, loss, and recovery needs in the affected sectors and districts;

2. priority recovery needs for each sector, and;

3. suggested recovery interventions.


The project is in its inception phase.

Partnerships and Coordination

This project is being implemented 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 will play a leading role in the data collection and analysis, while World Bank and other partners will provide overall technical guidance, quality control, and capacity building to the government counterparts.

  • Africa
Window of Action
  • Window 3
Amount approved
  • $111,000
Disaster Type
  • 10/2020 - 08/2021