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Community thanks UAE for helping rebuild Sudan after deadly floods

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com Filed on October 22, 2020

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Over half a million people were plunged into crisis after Sudan's 'worst flood in 60 years'.

Sudanese expats and diplomats in the UAE have expressed their gratitude for the Emirates' help in rebuilding their homeland and comforting their people after record floods wreaked havoc in their country last month.

Besides the emergency relief that the UAE had sent in the wake of the catastrophe in September, a 'peace' village is also being built in Sudan.

Representatives of the Ajman-based International Humanitarian and Charity Organisation (IHCO) recently laid the foundation stone for Al Salam (peace) Village, where 200 homes will rise for those who have lost everything to the floods.

Mohammed Amin Abdullah Al Karib, Sudan's Ambassador to the UAE, said: "The Sudanese community in the UAE would like to extend its gratitude to the UAE Government and its generous people.

"The massive aid and relief that the country had despatched benefitted those who were in distress during the floods that destroyed hundreds of houses in various villages. The peace village being built would be a big help for the flood victims who remained homeless."

Over half a million people were plunged into crisis after Sudan's 'worst flood in 60 years' submerged villages, killed over 100, and rendered thousands of people homeless and in need of humanitarian support, according to the UN.

Since the disaster swept across Sudan, relief from across the UAE had poured in. The country's leadership immediately directed entities and groups to step up relief efforts. Humanitarian organisations, like the Emirates Red Crescent, Dar Al Ber Society, the Sharhat Charity International and the Fujairah Charitable Society, launched drives and despatched tonnes of aid. Food, tents and medical aid had been distributed to thousands of families.

Ali Abdulkarim, president of the Sudanese club, said: "The bridges of relief that the UAE has extended to Sudan has helped alleviate the suffering of thousands of flood victims in affected regions."

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com

Afkar Abdullah





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