KHARTOUM: Kuwait’s sixth relief aid plane, organized by the Direct Aid Society, arrived in Khartoum yesterday loaded with around 40 tons of aid for those affected by rains and floods in Sudan. Charge d’Affairs of the Kuwaiti embassy in Khartoum Abdulkarim Al-Majim said that further dispatches are being planned over the upcoming days.
Meanwhile, Director of the Kuwait-based Direct Aid Society Abdulmajid Jali said that the aid is intended to be delivered to the state of Sennar, as it is one of the worst impacted in the country. He pointed out that the current shipment was preceded by three, all of which aim to meet the urgent needs of the victims.
Kuwait has so far delivered over 200 tons of humanitarian aid to Khartoum in total. Authorities have declared a three-month nationwide state of emergency, considering Sudan a natural disaster area after increasing rains led to the inundation of the Nile to record levels.
According to the state Humanitarian Aid Commission, over 770,000 people have been affected. The rains and floods have killed over 130 people and injured 45 others, destroying over 100,000 homes and two million hectares of farmland and killing around 6,000 livestock. – KUNA