UAE send an emergency shipment to support Sudan victims
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, “may God protect him”, has directed to send an emergency shipment of relief supplies to support the efforts of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in assisting the Sudan victims of the devastating floods that struck different parts of Sudan and South Sudan.
Mohammed bin Rashid directs 100 tons of relief materials to the Sudan victims
The global warehouse of the UNHCR
The Emirates Airline B777F cargo plane took off from Dubai International Airport yesterday evening, Saturday, and arrived in Khartoum four hours later, loaded with nearly 100 metric tons of basic relief items, which were stored in the global warehouse of the UNHCR in Dubai, and is hosted by the International Humanitarian city Services in order to support Sudan victims.
An estimated 125,000 refugees, internally displaced persons and local residents were affected by the floods, which severely damaged homes and infrastructure, and left many people homeless in eastern Sudan, the White Nile and Darfur, as well as the capital Khartoum and Omdurman.
International Humanitarian City assistance
In a statement, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Supervising the International Humanitarian City, said: “After the approval of the relief flight of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the International Humanitarian City worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Sudan victims to ensure the arrival of these salvaged supplies. For life to those who suffer as quickly as possible.
This relief trip from UNHCR in partnership with the International Humanitarian City is a prime example of the goal behind His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s vision of establishing the International Humanitarian City, to provide relief agencies with the logistical support they need to help Sudan victims.
For her part, Nadia Jabbour, Director of the UNHCR office in the United Arab Emirates, said: “In the wake of the torrential monsoon rains and floods, the situation in different parts of Sudan has become very distressing, especially with tens of thousands of people in urgent need of shelter, including refugees and internally displaced persons. We are very grateful to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the government of the Emirates and the International Humanitarian City for their support in our efforts to respond to the urgent emergency, by covering the air transport expenses to send the much-needed relief items.
Sudan victims received 5 thousand food parcels
Ajman Charity distributes Five thousand food parcels to those affected by the Sudan floods
Ajman Charitable Works Authority distributed 5,000 food parcels to Sudan victims affected by the torrential disaster and floods in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and a number of remote villages in Sudan.
The executive director of the authority, Dr. Khaled Abdel-Wahab Al-Khaja, said in a statement that this came as part of the visit of a delegation from the Association to the Republic of Sudan, in light of the current circumstances imposed by the poor condition of Sudan victims affected and the relief calls.