Kuwaiti planeload of relief supplies for Sudan flood victims arrive





Kuwaiti planeload of relief supplies for Sudan flood victims arrive

Kuwaiti planeload of relief supplies for Sudan flood victims arrive

12/09/2020

KHARTOUM-- A planeload of relief supplies dispatched by Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) on Saturday arrived in the Sudanese capital later in the day.

The cargo, 44 tons of humanitarian supplies, is destined for victims of recent flash floods that engulfed many swaths of the Sudanese territories.

In a statement to KUNA, the Kuwaiti charge d'affaires in Khartoum Abdul Karim Al-Mejaim said the planeload of relief materials was sent in according to instructions by the Kuwaiti political leadership to help the Sudanese brothers cope with the floods' catastrophe -- an initiative that coincided with the sixth anniversary of the UN designation of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as Leader of Humanitarian Action and the State of Kuwait as Center for Humanitarian Action.

The plane carried food, medical supplies and materials used for sheltering.

Meanwhile, the deputy chairman of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society Mohammad Abdulhamid expressed gratitude for the State of Kuwait for standing alongside the Sudanese people in these dire circumstances.

For his part, Abdulrahman Al-Aoun, the KRCS Director General, said the aid was sent in according to directions by His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Sudanese authorities have declared a three-month state of emergency since September 5 when the nation was engulfed with torrential rain and large parts of the land were covered with raging waters caused by overflow of the Nile.

More than 557 people have been adversely affected with the catastrophe and 100 people have lost their lives. The raging waters have also inflicted wide-scale destruction in properties, particularly in rural areas.


 














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