Under the directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Egypt airlifted, Monday, humanitarian aid to South Sudan.
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A military plane, loaded with tons of humanitarian aid, took off from Egypt to South Sudan to help the friendly country face the devastating floods.
“This aid comes as a solid proof of Egypt’s fundamental role in helping the African countries overcome all the crises and hardships,” Military Spokesperson Colonel Gharib Abdel Hafiz said in a statement.
Since May, the United Nations estimates that 700,000 people have been displaced by flooding across the country.
Jonglei, Unity, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, and Upper Nile are the worst-affected states. Flooding has claimed the lives of more than 30 people and destroyed thousands of homes.
Moreover, flood victims are complaining about a lack of food since their goods have been wrecked or washed away by the water.