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Egypt's Army Sends Urgent Aid to Sudan

Fri 14 Aug 2020 | 08:23 PM
Ezzeldin Essam Ezzeldin

On Friday, the Egyptian army announced the arrival of two military transport planes carrying aids to Sudan, after the flood disaster.

The Egyptian army military spokesman, Colonel Tamer Al-Rifai, wrote on his official Facebook page that the aids were sent according to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's directives to assist the Sudanese people with their catastrophe.

Al-Rifai explained that the two planes carried "large quantities of food and baby milk provided by the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Republic of Sudan."

Al-Rifai also added, "This aid comes as a confirmation of Egypt's pioneering role towards the African brothers and consolidating the cooperation relations and historical ties that bind Egypt with the countries of the African continent."

The Sudanese side thanked the Egyptian leadership, "which has always stood by the countries of the world as they go through disasters and crises."

The torrents in Sudan caused the death of 36 people, the destruction of dozens of villages, and the displacement of thousands of Sudanese families.

The heavy rains that fell in early August led to floods and landslides and caused damage to about 5,000 homes and infrastructure in 14 of the 18 states in the country.

The competent authorities linked the cause of these floods with the heavy rains poured in the Ethiopian plateau.