A relief airlift loaded with 30 tons of humanitarian aid, including essential food and medical supplies, arrived in Sudan today from the United Arab Emirates for those affected by the floods that recently hit various parts of the country.
This is the second batch of aid sent by the UAE in recent days following the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra Region and President of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), to support the affected families, improve their living conditions and support the efforts made at the country level to mitigate the crisis.
In a related context, ERC field teams have begun setting up camps to house those affected by the torrential rains and floods that hit several Sudanese cities and states, causing significant material and personal damage.
Refuge camps were set up in several affected villages in the city of Al Manaqil, in the Sudanese state of Al Jazirah.
The ERC teams were also in charge of evacuation and emergency shelter tasks, providing psychological support to those affected.
More than 120 tents were set up in one place, while 450 more were set up in the rest of the Al Manaqil villages.
Speaking to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Mohammed Khamis Al Kaabi, head of the ERC delegation in Sudan, said: “In compliance with the directives of the wise leadership, the ERC Red Crescent field teams The Emirates have started to set up the first camps to house the affected Sudanese and provide them with various relief materials and food to alleviate their suffering and restore normalcy.”
He added that the establishment of shelter camps in the affected areas was aimed at gathering the inhabitants of the flood-damaged villages in a place away from the course of the floods until the end of the humanitarian disaster and the rehabilitation of their houses.
He noted that ERC continues to support affected families in several other Sudanese states.
“The Emirates Red Crescent Authority oversees the transport of humanitarian aid, which benefits more than 140,000 affected and displaced people in several Sudanese states that have been hit hard by the disaster, such as Nile River State, of Khartoum and the state of Al Jazirah”.