Shipment of more assistance from Dubai to Sudan
The International Humanitarian City (IHC) chartered two aircraft carrying relief to assist those impacted by the devastating floods in Sudan, following the approval of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Governor of Dubai.
This morning, Saturday 09:55 Dubai time, an Emirates SkyCargo B777 bound for Khartoum left Dubai International Airport, and tomorrow, Sunday 07:30 Dubai time, a second aircraft will depart. In total, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) supplied approximately 100 metric tons of relief freight.
Aids From Dubai To Sudan Continue
Sudan is experiencing the worst flooding in decades, with the authorities declaring a state of emergency at the beginning of September for three months. As of 4 October 2020, floods have impacted more than 860,000 people, approximately 166,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed, and more than 100 people have died. Soaring inflation is leading to large food price rises. Millions of people are at risk of food shortages, combined with severe damage to food and livestock crops just before the harvest season. In addition, with stagnant water threatening to transmit diseases, many water supplies have been destroyed or contaminated. As the rainy season begins, there is a strong chance of more deterioration.
“IFRC Secretary General Jagan Chapagain said:” Sudan is in the midst of a major humanitarian emergency. Thousands of families are homeless, hundreds of thousands of lives have been destroyed. Children are about half of the population affected. With the help of the International Humanitarian City and the Ruler of Dubai, this flight, To help some 5,000 families who have lost their homes and livelihoods, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid will provide emergency shelter and household products, as well as sanitation equipment to minimize the risk of waterborne diseases. The IFRC is committed to improving support for the people of Sudan.