Wadi Halfa is now one of fastest growing cities in Sudan.
in 1964 when the Aswan Dam was built, the old city of Wadi Halfa was flooded and Nubians were forced to relocate in New Halfa. Now there is a huge number of Nubians are immigrating back to their mother land.
Wadi Halfa is a home of Geology and earth science college with student body of more than 500 students.
- Ali, Mohamed El-Tahir (1984). "PART II - SYNTHESES OF INFORMATION ON SELECTED AFRICAN RESERVOIRS (continued)". Status of African reservoir fisheries. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. http://www.fao.org/docrep/008/ad795b/AD795B16.htm. Retrieved 2008-10-24. "Wadi Halfa, the only settlement area around the lake after the Nubian exodus in 1964, ..."
- Cowen, Richard. "Middle East Water". essays on Geology, History, and People, originally drafted for Geology 115 at UC Davis. http://www.geology.ucdavis.edu/~cowen/~GEL115/115CHXXMideastwater.html. Retrieved 2008-10-24. "The most immediate result of the filling of Aswan Lake was to flood about 100,000 people out of their homes. Many of these were not Egyptian, but Sudanese, many miles upstream of the Dam. On the Egyptian side, the entire population of the town of Wadi Halfa was moved 480 km."