UAE sends 100 tonnes of food to Sudanese refugees


The UAE has dispatched a plane carrying 100 tonnes of food supplies to support the needs of Sudanese refugees in South Sudan.

The relief items were sent through the World Food Programme as part of the UAE's efforts to ease the suffering of those affected by the conflict that broke out in Sudan earlier this year.

It also eases pressure on neighbouring countries that have been dealing with a huge influx of Sudanese refugees.

"This demonstrates our continuous endeavours to provide assistance to Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries, particularly the most vulnerable groups, including the sick, children, elderly, and women," said Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Development Affairs.

The UAE has provided 8,810 tonnes of food and medical supplies through the operation of 133 aid planes so far, in addition to dispatching a ship carrying nearly 1,000 tonnes of urgent relief items.

The UAE has also reconstructed three schools, built three wells, and established a field hospital in the Chadian city of Amdjarass, providing treatment for both refugees fleeing the conflict in Sudan as well as Chadian residents.

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