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UAE sends aid to Sudan to counter devastating effects of floods

Wam/Abu Dhabi
Filed on September 14, 2020
uae, aid, sudan, floods, emirates red crescent
Residents walk through floodwaters from the Blue Nile as it submerges their neighbourhood in the Al-Ikmayr area of Omdurman in Khartoum, Sudan August 27, 2020.

(Reuters)

The UAE's action will help thousands of Sudanese to rebuild their lives after floods killed 100 and destroyed homes.

The UAE has intensified its relief and humanitarian efforts in Sudan to counter the effects of floods that hit the country and affected some 500,000 Sudanese people, killing over 100.

The Emirati humanitarian convoys dispatched to Sudan have delighted hundreds of thousands of locals and contributed to easing their daily burdens after the floods destroyed their homes.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ordered relevant authorities to dispatch an aircraft to Sudan loaded with 100 tonnes of relief materials from the International Humanitarian City in Dubai to help flood victims.

In a tweet, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, stressed the UAE's solidarity with Sudan to help it overcome the crisis. He also expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Upon the directives and monitoring of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), the ERC dispatched a relief plane to Sudan to supply the basic needs of those affected by floods in several Sudanese states.

Over 10,000 people in Sudan are benefitting from the support of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, and the humanitarian aid that he ordered to be sent to Sudan to support flood victims.

The Dar Al Ber Society launched an urgent humanitarian campaign to support Sudan and provide for the needs of Sudanese people during the current crisis.



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