DUBAI: The UAE’s Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has distributed food baskets to families across Sudan, as part of its ongoing efforts to help those affected by recent torrential rains and floods, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported on Saturday.
The aid was delivered to more than 7,000 villagers in the Dongla District of the Northern State.
An air bridge is being operated to help those affected by torrential rains in dozens of states and villages across Sudan , according to WAM.
The Sudanese people expressed their gratitude to the UAE leadership, government, and its people for the aid, WAM reported.
The UAE’s humanitarian and relief efforts have helped ease the crisis that flood-affected families are currently facing, Acting Governor of the Northern State Al Baghir Ahmed Ali told WAM.
“The delivery of food and shelter assistance at these difficult circumstances facing the Sudanese people demonstrates the generosity of the UAE and its kind people. We thank the UAE wise leadership for this supportive stance which reflect the deep-rooted bilateral ties,” he said.
At least 125 people have died, and 42,387 homes were destroyed when heavy rain and flooding struck the country, according to Sudan’s National Council for Civil Defense.
Another 64,286 homes were partially damaged, the council added.