Spain has sent a plane loaded with 12.6 tons of humanitarian material to Sudan, bound for Khartoum (Sudan), chartered by the Humanitarian Action Office of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). The shipment is intended to alleviate the crisis situation that the Sudanese population is experiencing, made worse by the flooding caused by “the worst rains to fall in the country in three decades”, according to reports from the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Action (OCHA).
The aid is made up of more than a hundred family tents – 145 units -, some 1,300 tarpaulins for shelter and nearly 3,000 jerrycans – flexible containers for collecting and transporting water -, making up the 12.6 tons of humanitarian cargo that the Sudanese authorities will distribute among the population that needs it most. The total cost of the material sent amounts to 65,000 euros.
The Secretary of State for International Cooperation (SECI), Ángeles Moreno Bau, who supervised the shipment on Sunday, together with the Director of the AECID, Magdy Martínez-Solimán, said that “it responds, at the request of the Government of Sudan, to the emergency food, health and shelter situation that Sudan is suffering due to the floods, which are coming to hit a country that was already in crisis”.
More than a hundred family tents (145 units), some 1,300 tarpaulins and nearly 3,000 jerrycans -flexible containers for collecting and transporting water- make up the 12.6 tons of humanitarian cargo, which will be delivered on arrival in Khartoum to the Sudanese authorities for subsequent distribution to the population that needs it most. The total cost of the material sent amounts to 65,000 euros.