Sudan still needs cash

KHARTOUM - Only $1 million out of a $20 million appeal has come in to help growing numbers of victims of Sudan's worst floods in living memory, the United Nations (UN) said yesterday.

Throughout Sudan heavy rains sparked floods and rivers burst their banks, sweeping away tens of thousands of homes, many of which are built beside rivers, the only source of water.

UN agencies are providing clean water to 2,2 million people in northern Sudan alone.

But the statement said just a small fraction of the money needed to help victims of the flooding has been received.

"Only $1 million has since been received from donors, leaving a funding gap of nearly $19 million," it said. - Reuters