More than half a million people displaced by flooding in Sudan • Earth.com

Last update: October 28th, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows flooding in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, on September 2, 2020.

An intense rainy season has devastated communities across the region, as the Nile River and some of its tributaries reached their highest levels in 100 years.

According to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), flooding in Sudan has claimed at least 100 lives and damaged or destroyed more than 110,000 homes since mid-July. More than 650,000 people have been displaced by flooding in Sudan this year.

The image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite.

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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