The UAE has announced AED55 million ($15 million) for school supplies that will support 400,000 students in Sudan.
The monetary aid, provided by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) covers educational necessities, including classroom equipment, state news agency WAM reported.
ADFD, in cooperation with the Sudanese government, supervised the delivery of the first shipment of school supplies that covers the needs of 10,000 students, it added.
All educational shipments are expected to arrive in Sudan by the end of February 2020.
The school supplies support package falls within the framework of the AED11 billion ($3 billion) Saudi Arabia-UAE joint aid package aimed at supporting Sudan’s economic and financial stability.
The aid offered to Sudan shoots from the guidance of the UAE leadership and its enthusiasm to guarantee the provision of educational, nutritional and medical necessities for the Sudanese people. The UAE’s commitment to backup Sudan appears to the brotherly ties that unite the two countries.
The remainder of the aid package has been allocated to meet the urgent needs of the Sudanese population for medicine, petroleum derivatives, and seasonal agricultural supplies.