Saudi Arabia sends aid to Sudan’s flood victims

Saudi Arabia sends aid to Sudan’s flood victims
Aid arrives from KSRelief for those affected by flooding in Sennar state. (KSRelief)
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Updated 09 September 2020

Saudi Arabia sends aid to Sudan’s flood victims

Saudi Arabia sends aid to Sudan’s flood victims
  • KSRelief hands out 1,000 boxes of dates after distributing 90 tons of aid

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia distributed aid on Monday to 6,000 people caught up in devastating floods in Sudan. 

The country declared a national state of emergency at the weekend after more than a month of heavy rain sent rivers to record levels.

At least 99 people have been killed and 100,000 homes damaged. 

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) distributed on Monday 1,000 boxes of dates to people in East Nile area in Khartoum State, benefiting 6,000 individuals.

A Saudi plane operated by KSRelief arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum last week carrying enough supplies to help more than 30,000 people.

Among the 90 tons of relief and food aid were 300 tents, 300 shelter bags, 1,800 blankets, 210 food baskets and 40 tons of dates.

The aid was distributed under the supervision of the Saudi Embassy in East Nile City in Khartoum State, Umm Benin City in Sennar State, and Al-Manaqil City in Al-Jazeera State.

The Sudan Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Abbas Fadlallah thanked Saudi Arabia and King Salman for the support.