As part of the Emirates Red Crescent air bridge under the current UAE humanitarian aid program, a second Emirati aid aircraft arrived in Khartoum on Saturday to help the families affected by the floods in Sudan.
The plane contained great quantities of medicines, medical and food supplies, and shelter materials. It was in the reception of this plane at Khartoum Airport the Advisor at the UAE Embassy in Sudan, Fadel Al Shamsi, and the ERC delegation that was directed by Muhammad Salem Al Junaibi, who is now in Sudan to manage relief operations and supervise the delivery of assistance to people in need in many states most affected by the floods.
Moreover, Dr. Mohammed Atiq Al Falahi, ERC Secretary-General, reported that the assistance, which has been sent by the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the follow-up of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra Region and ERC Chairman, supports the Sudanese people, alleviates their suffering, and enhances their ability to overcome the current disaster.
He also affirmed that the UAE is doing big efforts to aid Sudan to overcome the consequences of the huge floods and it works with partners to limit the health, environmental, and psychological effects of the floods, signaling that the ERC delegation, which is now in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, plays an important role in aiding those affected and providing their basic needs. He also added: The ERC delegation is working in coordination with the UAE Embassy in Khartoum to strengthen the country’s humanitarian response towards those affected.
On his part, Hamad Mohammed Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to Sudan, declared that the leadership and the people of the UAE stand with their brothers in Sudan in all circumstances, and he added that their humanitarian and development presence in Sudan is not new, but has been active for decades and is not linked to a disaster or crisis.
Al Junaibi also said: This aid provided by the Emirates Red Crescent to the Sudanese people is part of the Emirati humanitarian response to support those affected and ward off the dangers facing them. This is the second shipment of aid by the ERC after the first one that arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday.