Kuwait so­ci­ety sends $245,000 aid to Su­dan

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwait So­ci­ety for Re­lief has sent 200 tons of about $245,000 ur­gent aid con­voy for peo­ple af­fected by floods that hit Su­dan re­cently.

In a state­ment to KUNA, the Su­danese Min­is­ter of Health Osama Ah­mad Ab­del-Rahim, ex­pressed ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the gen­er­ous and con­tin­u­ous sup­port of Kuwaiti lead­er­ship, gov­ern­ment and peo­ple.

For his part in a sim­i­lar state­ment, Kuwaiti charge d’af­faires in Khar­toum Ab­dul Karim Al-Me­jaim, said the aid con­voy came to curb the dis­as­ter of the floods as he stressed con­tin­u­a­tion of the aid air bridge un­til the cri­sis is over in Su­dan.

The Su­danese au­thor­i­ties warned of the reper­cus­sions of the floods and de­clared a state of emer­gency in all parts of the coun­try for three months. They also decided to con­sider Su­dan a nat­u­ral dis­as­ter area af­ter in­creas­ing rains and rise of the Nile River to a high level.

Ac­cord­ing to the Hu­man­i­tar­ian Aid Com­mis­sion in Su­dan, more than 770,000 peo­ple were af­fected, as rains and floods killed 121 peo­ple and wounded 45 oth­ers, in ad­di­tion to the col­lapse of about 100,000 homes, while 1,700 hectares of agri­cul­tural land were dam­aged and 5,930 live­stock deaths were recorded. (KUNA)

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