UAE president orders $6.8 million worth of aid for Sudan’s flood victims

DUBAI: The UAE’s President Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan ordered the provision of AED25 million ($6.8 million) worth of humanitarian aid to those affected and displaced by torrential rains and floods in Sudan on Saturday.
The aid will help alleviate the suffering of those affected by the floods, improve their living conditions, and is an expression of the UAE’s solidarity with the people of Sudan, Emirates News Agency reported.
It also aims to support Sudan’s efforts to contain the effects of torrential rains that have flooded vast areas across the country, WAM said.
The gesture highlights the deep-rooted relations that the two countries share, and is in line with the UAE’s policy to help underprivileged communities around the world through relief and humanitarian programmes.
At least 77 people have died during torrential rains and flash floods in Sudan and thousands of homes have been destroyed in South Darfur and North Kordofan, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Friday.

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