Dubai: In line with its ambitions to support nations in distress, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has instructed to allocate and dispatch $6.81 million (AED25 million) worth urgent humanitarian aid to residents of Sudan who have been severely affected and displaced by torrential rains and floods in the country.
The critical support is expected to ease their suffering and improve their living conditions.
The action by the UAE President to provide such assistance is an expression of the solidarity of the UAE and its people with the Sudanese people in such dire circumstances.
The relief aid also aims to support Sudan’s efforts and capabilities in containing the fallout of the torrential rains that flooded vast areas across the country.
The decision is a strong testament of the deep-rooted bilateral relations the two nations share, and aligns with the UAE’s policy and its humanitarian mission to support to underprivileged communities around the world, through relief and humanitarian programs and projects, which reduce their suffering and drive their development efforts.
Earlier in June, the UAE had dispatched 3 planes carrying a 1,000 Sq.M Hospital which accommodates 75 beds and 2 operating rooms equipped with the latest medical supplies and devices to support the victims of an earthquake in Afghanistan.
The country also supported the victims in Afghanistan by providing 16 metric tons of equipment and a medical team to operate the hospital and provide urgent medical services.