Deadly Flooding Causing Problems Across Africa

Heavy rain has caused serious flooding in several countries in Africa with northern Ghana amongst the worst hit.

There, 28 people have died in recent days and hundreds of homes have been destroyed.

Benin, Chad, the far north of Cameroon and South Sudan are also badly affected by floods.

At least 11 people have died in the Morogoro region of eastern Tanzania.

Unprecedented heavy flooding has also hit South Sudan’s Maban County, affecting roughly 200,000 people, including refugees and the host population, a report by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

Located in the Upper Nile State, the affected area is home to over 150,000 refugees from neighboring Sudan, according to the UNHCR’s official website.

“Flood waters have submerged, making access to the refugee camps difficult for humanitarians. Schools in the region also remain closed,” Adan Ilmi, the UNHCR representative to South Sudan voiced.

According to the report, South Sudan has been hosting roughly 300,000 refugees, most of them from Sudan’s Blue Nile and Kordofan provinces. Some 1.5 million people, meanwhile, have been internally displaced inside the recently founded oil-rich country.

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