Third UAE aid plane arrives in flood-stricken Sudan

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Sep 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

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A third Emirati aircraft carrying aid from the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) arrived in Sudan on Tuesday.

Sheikh , Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces, dispatched the plane to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, carrying medicines, medical equipment, food and shelter.

The UAE has intensified its relief efforts to Sudan over the past week, where severe flooding has killed more than 100 people and left thousands homeless.

Dr Mohammed Al Falahi, secretary general of the ERC, said the UAE was working with partners in Sudan to reduce the health, environmental and psychological damage caused by the floods.

Sudan last week declared a three-month state of emergency over the flooding.

The UN said the floods affected more than half a million people and destroyed or damaged tens of thousands of homes. Khartoum, North Darfur, in the country’s west, and Sennar in the south were the worst-hit states.

An emergency aid flight over the weekend, carried approximately 100 tonnes of core relief to assist victims of floods across Sudan and South Sudan. All pictures courtesy Media Office

The relief package was approved by , Vice President and Ruler of Dubai .

Roughly 100 people have died and 500,000 people impacted by the widespread flooding in Sudan in recent months

The crucial aid will support people impacted by the severe flooding in the neighbouring African countries

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Updated: September 15, 2020 08:20 PM

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