UAE rushes aid to Sudan refugees at Chadian border

The aid will urgently support Sudanese refugees affected by the current situation in the Republic of Sudan…reports Asian Lite News

The UAE, through the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation and the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, sent a plane carrying urgent food supplies to Abeche Airport on the Sudanese-Chadian border.

The aid will urgently support Sudanese refugees affected by the current situation in the Republic of Sudan, which has led to the displacement of thousands of families and a shortage of basic food supplies, particularly for the most vulnerable groups, including the sick, children, elderly, and women.

The dispatch of these supplies is part of the urgent response to alleviate the humanitarian suffering of displaced Sudanese nationals on the Chadian border and mitigate the lack of food supplies, an official statement said.

It also reflects the UAE leadership’s keenness and directives to contribute to international relief efforts, assist the Sudanese people, and stand by countries and peoples in times of need, it added.

Earlier, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, had directed the dispatch of aid to Suanese affected by the conflict.

He affirmed that the UAE is always keen to support its brotherly countries. His Highness stressed the depth of the bilateral relations between the UAE and the Sudan, and the cultural and historical ties between both countries.

The aid will be delivered in the form of food and ration parcels through the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) to the most affected groups of Sudanese displaced citizens.

Since its establishment, the UAE has been keen to make humanitarian and development assistance as an essential part of its foreign relations. The UAE has topped the global lists of the largest donors in the field of official development assistance (ODA) in comparison to its national income.

The MBRGI humanitarian, social and development initiatives and entities are primarily devoted to supporting and empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged communities around the world. The foundation’s entities and initiatives also support vital societal sectors and develop practical and innovative solutions to address cultural, knowledge, economic, social, health, environment and humanitarian challenges in the region and the world.

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