Sudan’s Sinnar state flooding: Families find shelter in schools

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    Heavy rain and further flooding are forecast in parts of Sudan in the coming week. Since July, floods have ravaged nearly every single state, killing at least 115 people. The United Nations is scaling up emergency food assistance, and hundreds of thousands are living in desperate conditions in makeshift camps. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Sinjah, Sudan. –

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    In This Story: Sudan

    The Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, Libya to the northwest, Chad to the west, the Central African Republic to the southwest, South Sudan to the south, Ethiopia to the southeast, Eritrea to the east, and the Red Sea to the northeast.

    Sudan’s history goes back to the Pharaonic period. Independence from the British was proclaimed on 1 January 1956.

    Islam was Sudan’s state religion and Islamic laws applied from 1983 until 2020 when the country became a secular state. The economy has been described as lower-middle income and relies on oil production. Sudan is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, African Union, COMESA, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation.

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