CAIRO: Egypt Tuesday sent humanitarian and medical aid to Sudan to help people affected by recent flooding, Egyptian military spokesperson Mohamed Samir said in a statement Wednesday.
“Upon a request from President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the supreme commander of the armed forces, Military Chief of Staff Sedky Sobhy ordered a C-130 transport aircraft loaded with tents, blankets, food, shelter and relief to the stricken areas,” the statement read.
Egyptian Charge d’Affaires to Sudan Basil Taman said in a statement the plane arrived Tuesday to Khartoum.
The 12 tons of aid “is a symbolic gift from the Egyptian people, led by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to the Sudanese people, in solidarity with them in facing the effects of the floods, which have damaged a number of Sudanese states during the current autumn season,” Taman said.
The Sudanese News Agency reported in early September that the floods first hit the country in July and damaged more than 3,000 houses, adding that 22 areas in eight states were affected, Sky News Arabia reported.