Egyptian military plane carries humanitarian aid to flood-stricken Djibouti

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Dec 2019

Egypt has sent a military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid to Djibouti, days after flash flooding hit the East African nation, the Egyptian military spokesman said on Sunday

A quarter-million people have been affected by the downpours in the country since late last month, after what the United Nations said was the equivalent of two years of rainfall in a single day.

The assistance sent by Egypt includes tents, blankets and food supplies, spokesman Tamer El-Refaey said in a statement.

Cairo is among others, including Japan and the European Union, who have sent aid to Djibouti.

Last week, El-Sisi stressed his country's support in a phone call with his Djiboutian counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh.

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