Qatari Red Crescent relief staff visiting the affected areas

QRCS allocates 165,000 QR to help Sudan floods’s victims

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Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has immediately responded to the heavy rain and flash floods in many parts of Sudan, and sent a team to identify the damages and to help those affected by the heavy rains and floods that washed through residential areas in 15 states, in cooperation with the Sudanese Red Crescent.

The Qatari Red Crescent has allocated QR165,000, as initial funding for humanitarian intervention in Sudan, which aims to provide the needs of flood-affected people in four affected villages in Bahri locality, Khartoum State, in order to alleviate their suffering and to meet their needs.

Qatari Red Crescent relief staff have already started distributing mosquito nets, Cooking pots and the toilet soap.

Community education sessions will also be held to raise health awareness among affected families, to avoid diseases that may spread in this hot and humid environment.

Medical assistance is also planned, including providing of 140 first-aid kits, fuel for 3 ambulances for a month, 10 life-saving drug packages.

The floods and heavy rains that hit Sudan recently, killed 54 people, and more than 193,800 people have been affected.The worst-hit states are Khartoum, White Nile and Kassala States.

Based on a field assessment visit by a joint relief team, the most urgent needs at the moment are shelter materials for the affected families, food supplies, cooking equipments, and providing clean toilet facilities to tens of thousands of families.

Source: Al Arab



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