Abu Dhabi: The UAE continues to provide relief aid to the people of Sudan as part of its humanitarian efforts to reach out to affected civilians and displaced persons.
Over the past two days, the UAE has sent three planes carrying about 52 tons of food, two of which landed in Chad and one in Port Sudan.
Separately, an Emirati aid ship carrying 1,000 tonnes of food and other supplies arrived at the port of Suajin in eastern Sudan on Friday. The consignment was delivered in the presence of Hamad Mohammed Al Jneibi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan; Ahmed Adam Bahit, Minister of Social Development, Sudan; Fathallah Al Hajj, Designated Governor of Red Sea State, Sudan; Members of the High Commission, as well as representatives of the Humanitarian Aid Commission and the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
After the ship’s arrival, Ambassador Al Jneibi praised the UAE’s relationship with Sudan, noting that the UAE was one of the first countries to send aid to Sudan as part of its humanitarian efforts, as well as its efforts to protect civilians and provide emergency assistance to friendly countries. Relief is part of the policy when needed.
For his part, Sudan’s Minister of Social Development praised the UAE’s efforts to support his country, affirming that the UAE’s aid delivery is an extension of the special relationship between the two countries. He expressed his gratitude to the UAE government and people for their support to the Sudanese people.
The UAE has allocated $50 million to support humanitarian response to those affected and displaced by the conflict in Sudan, as well as Sudanese refugees in Chad. The UAE also provided 1,572 tons of food and medical supplies, which were transported to Sudan by 18 aid planes and one ship.
Furthermore, effective April 15, 2023, the competent UAE authorities have exempted Sudanese citizens in the UAE from being fined for violating the Federal Decree on the Entry and Residence of Foreigners, in addition to following up on all their affairs and ensuring that they are properly Resettlement until they return to their home country.