Arab League voices support for Sudan over floods

Xinhua , Monday 7 Sep 2020

Sudanese residents walk on sandbags to reach their houses along a flooded street in the capital Khartoum's southern neighbourhood of al-Kalakla, on 31 August 2020. AFP

Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit stressed on Monday "full solidarity" of the pan-Arab organization with Sudan for facing the impacts of floods that led to "catastrophic and painful" losses of lives and properties.

He instructed to send immediate funds to help the Sudanese government for overcoming the crisis and providing aids to the victims, according to the AL's statement.

Aboul-Gheit also called for speeding a coordination mechanism between the AL and the Sudanese government for putting emergency plans at the developmental and relief levels.

On Saturday, the national council for the civil defense of Sudan said in its daily report that the victims of the recent rains in Sudan rose to 89 people with the collapse of more than 35,000 houses.

Sudan often witnesses floods caused by heavy rains from June to October. 

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