According to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), the UAE has started operating an air bridge to Khartoum to send substantial amounts of aid to Sudanese citizens who have been devastated by excessive rains and flooding.
Over 140,000 people have been made homeless by the floods, which claimed at least 89 lives and destroyed 50,000 dwellings.
According to WAM, the assistance would comprise about 10,000 tents, 28,000 food and medical aid kits, and 120 tonnes of essential relief goods to help the flood-affected population live in better conditions and support government efforts to manage the situation.
As the nation’s field activities got underway in the flood-affected regions of Blue Nile, Khartoum, and Gezira, the first aircraft delivering 30 tonnes of shelter assistance left the UAE earlier. There are three more scheduled flights carrying humanitarian aid to Khartoum.
Over 150,000 people have been affected by floods this year, more than throughout the entire rainy season of last year, according to the United Nations.