KSrelief donates tents, shelter to Sudan flood-hit

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), the charitable arm of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; donated 400 tents and shelter aid packages; in order to help support those affected by the deadly floods in Sudan, the organization said on Saturday.

Volunteers also handed out food packages to people in flood-affected areas.

More than 650,000 people in 17 out of Sudan’s 18 states have been affected; according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Thousands were displaced when over 110,000 houses were destroyed; UNFPA said in a report on Friday.

“KSrelief continues to support the victims of the floods in Sudan with the distribution of 400 tents and shelter aid; in addition to nutrition and food supply to multiples areas,” KSrelief said on Twitter.

In the governorates of Al-Jazira and the Nile states, KSrelief distributed 200 tents and shelter bags; as well as food baskets, according to a Saudi Press Agency (SPA) report on Sunday.

The mission comes as part of Saudi Arabia’s continuous efforts to support and help the Sudanese people during this time; SPA reported.

Last week, a senior Sudanese humanitarian official praised the Kingdom for its support for victims of the recent floods in the country.

Director General of Sudan’s National Medical Supplies Fund Afaf Al-Nahas said that the Kingdom’s medical supplies; were crucial for the humanitarian response; and would also aid the ministry of health’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

KSrelief had at the start of September delivered hundreds of boxes of aid to people in Khartoum; including 105 ton of medical supplies and equipment.