Sudan Floods Highlight Vulnerability to Ethiopia’s giant Nile Dam
September 07/2020- Sudan #news:–At least 100 people killed in flooding in sudan after harshly hit by seasonal flooding in unusual level. The heavy rain caused by the Ethiopian highlands following the winter season brought big devastation in Sudan. It is reminder of the potential devastation Sudan could face in the event of the breach.
Sudan has been hit by its worst flooding in decades with heavier than usual rainfall causing the Blue and White niles to breach their embankments in the Capital Khartoum . THe flooding killed at least 100 people , affecting residential neighbourhoods, damaging homes and disrupting power and water supplies.
The rain, which began in the klate July, have steadily worsened across the country, hitting their pick last week. At the weekend, Authorities declared the entire nation a natural disaster area, imposing a three month state of Emergency while thousands of volunteers joined civil defence personnel in rescue operations.
Sudan has repeatedly demanded that experts from Khartoum and Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa closely cooperate over the operations of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, or GERD, which is just 19 kilometers away from its Eastern boarder.