KUWAIT: Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) sent yesterday a second plane-load of relief supplies to Sudan, carrying 40 tons of humanitarian aid meant for the victims affected by the flash floods. The plane carried foodstuffs, medicine, tents and water pumps, KRCS’s emergency management director Yousef Al-Miraj said in a press statement. He expressed his wishes that this aid will alleviate the suffering of the Sudanese people.
KRCS team will coordinate with Kuwait’s embassy in Sudan and the Sudanese Red Crescent to rapidly distribute the aid. Miraj added that the association will inspect the affected places and know the requirements of those affected by the natural disaster. “This is an obligation towards our brothers in Sudan,” he said.
On Saturday, a planeload of relief supplies dispatched (KRCS arrived in Khartoum, carrying 44 tons of humanitarian supplies. Kuwaiti charge d’affaires in Khartoum Abdul Karim Al-Mejaim said the planeload of relief materials was sent in according to instructions by the Kuwaiti political leadership to help the Sudanese brothers cope with the floods’ catastrophe — an initiative that coincided with the sixth anniversary of the UN designation of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as Leader of Humanitarian Action and the State of Kuwait as Center for Humanitarian Action.
Meanwhile, the deputy chairman of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society Mohammad Abdulhamid expressed gratitude for the State of Kuwait for standing alongside the Sudanese people in these dire circumstances. In the meantime, Abdulrahman Al-Aoun, the KRCS Director General, said the aid was sent according to directions by His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Sudanese authorities have declared a three-month state of emergency since September 5 when the nation was engulfed with torrential rain and large parts of the land were covered with raging waters caused by overflow of the Nile. More than 557 people have been adversely affected with the catastrophe and 100 people have lost their lives. The raging waters have also inflicted wide-scale destruction in properties, particularly in rural areas. – KUNA