Heavy floods in Sudan have severely affected thousands of people in the country. Around 500,000 Sudanese people have been hit hard by the floods and over one hundred have been killed. Taking note of the devastating impact of the floods in Sudan, the UAE has intensified its relief and humanitarian efforts in the country to support the citizens during the crisis.
Humanitarian aid sent by the Emirati leadership has helped thousands of flood victims in Sudan and assisted them in overcoming the daily struggles after their homes were destroyed in the disaster.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the concerned authorities to send 100 tonnes of relief supplies from Dubai's International Humanitarian City to Sudan through an aid aircraft in a bid to support flood victims to overcome the crisis.
Taking to Twitter, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, posted a message emphasising on the UAE's solidarity with Sudan to help the country in addressing the crisis. He further expressed his sincere condolences to the families of flood victims and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), has been monitoring all activities of the ERC. Under his directives, the ERC dispatched an aid aircraft to Sudan containing relief supplies to provide for the basic needs of flood-affected citizens in several Sudanese states.
As per a WAM report, more than 10,000 flood victims in Sudan have received benefits from the humanitarian aid provided by Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman.
Recently, the Dar Al Ber Society also launched an urgent humanitarian campaign to help Sudan and provide for the needs of the flood-affected people amid the current crisis.