EMIRATES RED CRESCENT BEGINS HUMANITARIAN, RELIEF EFFORTS TO ASSIST FLOOD VICTIMS IN SUDAN

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Upon the directives of the President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces, and the monitoring of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, an ERC delegation, headed by Saeed Suhail Al Mazrouei, Director of the Relief Department, arrived in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.

The delegation, which included Ali Al Ketbi, Representative of the ERC Relief Department, held a meeting with Dr. Othman Jaafar, Secretary-General of the Sudanese Red Crescent, in the presence of Ali Al Suaidi, First Secretary at the UAE’s Embassy in Khartoum, to discuss latest developments and situation in the country’s flood-affected areas. The delegation visited some of these areas, which include Shaqla, Faihab and Abu Saad.

Al Mazrouei highlighted the willingness of the UAE, represented by the ERC, to provide urgent aid to those affected by rain and floods. He said, the UAE is keen to support Sudan, in facing floods and other disasters, and noted, the purpose of the delegation’s visit is to assess the damage caused by the floods, and provide urgent humanitarian aid and shelter to those affected.

Al Mazrouei stressed that the ERC will start an aid campaign in Khartoum, which will expand to other affected areas, according to the needs of the local residents.

Dr. Jaafar praised the ERC’s visit and noted that, it is the first to visit the Sudanese Red Crescent. He also thanked the delegation for its support, which highlights the strong ties between the UAE and Sudan.

Jaafar said, areas affected include Kasla, Kurdfan, Khartoum, Al Jazira and Sanar, adding that, relevant authorities have evacuated local residents to safe areas and provided them with relief supplies, with the help of the Sudanese Red Crescent.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK