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 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) and providing:
- 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 have included capacity building of 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, covering 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 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.