Officials in Sudan say several days of heavy rainfall and flooding have killed at least 59 people and displaced thousands more.

Officials said Monday more than 10,000 people were affected in southern Sudan alone.

Floods also devastated homes near Sudan's capital of Khartoum, where the White and Blue Nile rivers meet.

The country is bracing for more flooding, as heavy rainl continues.

The United Nations and other international relief agencies are sending aid, including food, blankets and insecticide.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.