Sharjah sends 28 tonnes of aid to flood-hit Sudan

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Sharjah has launched the second phase of its relief effort to Sudan, sending 28 tons of food, clothes, tents and medicine.

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, ordered the humanitarian shipment.

It's being coordinated with the UAE embassy in Khartoum and Sharjah Charity International (SCI).

Aid was delivered to 10,000 people during the first phase of the operation.

The additional supplies are being sent to help victims of the flooding.

Scores of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands remain displaced. 

The Sudanese government has declared a three-month state of emergency.

The floods have affected almost one-third of cultivated land and about three million people from agricultural households, according to the latest figures from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Mohamed Hamdan Al Zari, Director of Projects Department at SCI, said the initial phase showed the extent of the nation's needs.

Al Zari also said that the Sudanese people have expressed their thanks and underlined the role of the UAE in helping those affected by disasters.

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