The Egyptian aid sent to Sudan to help Sudanese people on the board of two Egyptian military planes ( Photo : Egyptian armed forces)
Two military cargo aircrafts carrying humanitarian aid were dispatched from Egypt to Sudan on Sunday, the Egyptian Armed Forces announced.
According to the Egyptian army's statement, the supplies on the two planes included tents and blankets provided by the Egyptian Red Crescent as per the directives of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
El-Sisi has also ordered the launch of an air lift between Egypt and Sudan in the upcoming few days to help Khartoum during the recent flooding crisis.
On their part, Sudanese officials expressed their appreciation for Egypt’s efforts in helping the Sudanese people, adding that these supplies assert the historical bonds between the two countries.
On Friday, Sudan was hit by a wave of heavy rains and floods that have caused widespread destruction, damaging thousands of houses in 13 out of the country’s 18 states.