President Abdel Fattah El Sisi expressed his solidarity with the Sudanese people amid heavy rains and flash floods that killed and injured dozens of civilians.
“I express my sincere solidarity with the brotherly Sudanese government and people amid the heavy rains and flash floods that have ravaged their country, causing devastation and tragic loss of life,” Sisi tweeted on Saturday.
He stressed that “I affirm Egypt’s full readiness to provide all means of support to our Sudanese brothers during this critical period to deal with the devastating effects of the floods.”
“I pray to Allah Almighty to heal the wounded and give the families of the victims in Sudan solace and fortitude,” President Sisi added.
Sudan’s Security and Defense Council declared a national state of emergency for three months because of floods that have killed 99 people this year and designated Sudan a natural disaster zone, according to the Sudanese news agency SUNA.
The Sudanese minister of labor and social development said that in addition to the deaths, floods this year have injured 46 people, inflicted damage on more than half a million people, and caused the total and partial collapse of more than 100,000 homes, according to SUNA.
“The rates of floods and rain for this year exceeded the records set during the years 1946 and 1988, with expectations of continued rising indicators, Sudanese minister of labor and social development Lena el-Sheikh told SUNA on Saturday.