Khartoum / Information Office / September 26
A third humanitarian aid plane arrived on Saturday at Khartoum Airport from the State of Qatar, within Qatar Charity campaign "Peace for Sudan", to support those affected by torrents and floods, while a fourth plane will arrive tomorrow, Sunday.
The aid was received by HE Ambassador of Qatar to the Republic of the Sudan Abdulrahman bin Ali Al Kubaisi, HE Chairman of the committee for combating floods at the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Muhyiddin Salem, Commissioner General of the Humanitarian Aid Commission Dr. Ahmed Al Bashir, Director of Qatar Charity office in Sudan Hussein Karmash, and members of the Qatari embassy.
HE Ambassador of Qatar to the Republic of the Sudan said that this support comes as a feeling from the State of Qatar, HH the Amir, the government and the Qatari people of the extent of the suffering caused by the torrents and floods in Sudan, and as a support for the affected people in various states of Sudan, referring to the distinguished relations between the two countries.
His Excellency added that the total load of the two planes is 65 tons of shelter and other materials, and it includes 546 shelter tents, 5800 blankets, 15 field hospital tents and 15 mobile school tents.
For his part, the Chairman of the committee for combating floods at the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs praised the Sudanese-Qatari relations and extended thanks to the State of Qatar for its stance with Sudan to confront the disaster of torrents and floods, which comes within the framework of the brotherly relations between the two countries.
The Commissioner General of the Humanitarian Aid Commission, said that the Qatari support is not strange, as Qataris continued to rescue their brothers in Sudan, and Qatar support did not stop during the floods and torrential seasons, adding that this aid will be distributed in cooperation with Qatar Charity in full transparency to alleviate the suffering of those affected in different states.
The Director of Qatar Charity office in Sudan said that the airlift will continue, and a fifth plane will arrive in Khartoum early next October. He also announced that a ship carrying food aid and other materials with a load of 300 tons, will arrive in Sudan in the coming days.
The Director of Qatar Charity office in Sudan added that the sums collected in the State of Qatar as part of "Peace for Sudan" campaign will be allocated to reconstruction projects.