September 6, 2010

Tokar flooded - July

tFollowing serious July flooding in the Tokar region of Red Sea State in north eastern Sudan, the Minister of Social Affairs requested support from a number of different NGO agencies, including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

MSF already had teams providing healthcare in the Red Sea State. Altogether they have over 2400 staff  in Sudan.

Many families in the Tokar region were affected by heavy flooding in mid-July which destroyed homes and water sources. In the immediate aftermath the Ministry of Health addressed the most urgent medical needs and distributed relief items. However, with flood-affected people still in need of further assistance, help was requested from various agencies.

MSF donated 200 emergency kits to a special shipment of supplies that was sent by boat to the affected area at the end of August.

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