The Disasters Charter has been activated for a Flood in South Sudan:
Flood in South Sudan
Type of Event: Flood
Location of Event: Upper Nile state, South Sudan
Date of Charter Activation: 24 September 2012
Charter Requestor: UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of WFP
Description of the Event
Floods which began in June have been affecting the Upper Nile state in South Sudan. The flooding in Sudan has displaced over three thousand people, and at least 15 people have been reported killed.
The flooding, caused by heavy rain, has cut off roads to rural areas; preventing supplies from reaching them.
Of particular concern is the refugee camps in the area, home to over 100,000 people who had fled the internal conflicts in Sudan. The flood waters make their living conditions even more difficult, and also add further risk of disease.