More than 6,000 people in Sudan have received emergency food relief from Qatar Charity (QC) to help them recover from recent floods and rains, according to the organization.
The help comprises roughly 1,000 baskets with necessary food supplies for affected families in the Umm Al-Qura locality of El Gezira state, which is supported by the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).
“Qatar Charity’s field teams provided urgent food aid to those affected by torrential rains in Umm Al-Qura locality in Al-Jazirah state, central Sudan,” QC tweeted.
Sudan has been hit by torrential rains and flooding since the start of the rainy season in July, affecting more than 88,000 people in 13 of the country’s 18 provinces, according to the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC).
According to local reports, the crisis has damaged over ten thousand homes and ruined thousands more. Families in the impacted areas have been compelled to take refuge with relatives or seek shelter in government buildings.
QC has been collaborating with local officials to give basic supplies and food relief to thousands of Sudanese households in an effort to avert a humanitarian disaster.
Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director-General of the QFFD, emphasized the necessity of providing humanitarian aid to those in need.
Meanwhile, Abdulrahman bin Ali Al-Kubeisi, Qatar’s ambassador to Sudan, said QC’s latest efforts are a continuation of past projects carried out in Sudan in recent years, particularly for those devastated by last year’s floods.
Sudanese on the ground have expressed gratitude to everyone who have helped distribute food relief, and have called for further assistance to reconstruct damaged infrastructure, schools, health centers, and water sources.