Aid plane lands in Darfur today

DUBAI — A plane load of relief supplies sent by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation to the city of El Fashir in the Darfur region of Sudan, where torrential rains have destroyed more than 200 houses and left several dead, will land in the ill-fated city today.



By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 13 Aug 2005, 10:19 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:13 PM

Ibrahim Bu Melha, chief of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, said that the C-130 plane was carrying nearly 10 tonnes of necessary relief aid such as blankets, tents and clothes in addition to insecticide spraying gear.

The Al Zubair Charity Organisation will distribute the relief aid to people in the most affected parts of Al Fashir. Bu Melha said the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation had reacted immediately to calls from Sudanese government foundations to help the victims of the torrential rains.


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