Egypt's solidarity minister hails Red Crescent efforts at the Sudan border

Ahram Online , Tuesday 2 May 2023

Egypt’s Minister of Solidarity Nevine El-Qabbaj praised the efforts of the Egyptian Red Crescent in providing more than 20,000 services through its relief centre to those fleeing war in Sudan through the Arqeen and Qustul border crossings, according to a ministry statement on Tuesday.

 member of the Red Crescent passes a bottle of water to a refugee on a bus on the Egyptian side of t
member of the Red Crescent passes a bottle of water to a refugee on a bus on the Egyptian side of the Argeen land port with Sudan on April 27, 2023 AFP


El-Qabbaj’s remarks came during a meeting with the Executive Director of the Egyptian Red Crescent Rami El-Nazer to discuss humanitarian relief operations on the Egyptian-Sudanese border, according to the ministry’s statement.

The Egyptian Red Crescent teams provided relief and emergency services, including dry food items and personal hygiene kits, according to a report presented by El-Nazir during the meeting. 

Moreover, El-Nazir stated that the Egyptian Red Crescent provided psychological support services for adults and children, in addition to facilitating travel procedures and providing telephone and internet communication.

International teams also provided first aid services and transportation that has enabled them to reach their desired destination, in addition to reuniting families.

The Egyptian Red Crescent coordinates with the Egyptian embassy in Sudan to alleviate the suffering and provide necessary services to those affected by the crisis, the statement noted.

Last Thursday, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid clarified that, as of 27 April, around 14,000 Sudanese citizens, 2,000 citizens from 50 countries, and six international organisations had crossed into Egypt from Sudan.

Cairo also has evacuated 6,960 Egyptian nationals from Sudan since the outbreak of violence in the country more than two weeks ago, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs late Sunday in a statement.

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