In Photos: Egypt sends 90 trucks loaded with relief supplies to flood-hit Sudan

Ahram Online , Monday 5 Sep 2022

Egypt has launched a relief land bridge of 90 trucks carrying foodstuffs, medicines, and medical aid to flood-hit Sudan as per directives by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

90 trucks, Sudan
Egypt established a land corridor for 90 trucks loaded with food and medical supplies to help flood-hit Sudan


President El-Sisi has directed the government to provide all possible means of support to the Sudanese people amid the flood crisis that swept a number of regions in the country, Egyptian state news agency MENA reported on Monday.

Recent flash floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains across much of Sudan have killed some 112 people, injured around 115, and destroyed tens of thousands of homes.

As many as 258,000 people have been affected by floods in 15 of Sudan's 18 provinces, as downpours wrecked many villages and left tens of thousands of acres of land flooded, according to the UN.

On Sunday, the Egyptian Zakat and Charity House, which is supervised by Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb, sent tons of foodstuffs and medicines to Sudan.

In mid-August, Egypt sent tons of relief aid via an air bridge to Sudan to help the country deal with floods resulting from seasonal torrential rains. The aid that was carried by five Egyptian military planes included large quantities of tents, blankets, foodstuffs, medicines, and medical supplies provided by the ministries of defence and health.

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