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Sudan to mobilize efforts to raise aid locally for Haiti earthquake

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January 19, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government is working on mobilizing efforts locally in order to send aid to Haiti and one official here called it an “obligation” to extend help.

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A member of an Israeli rescue team and a dog search through a pile of dead bodies for survivors at the GOC university on January 19, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Getty Images)

Sudan official news agency (SUNA) reported that a meeting was held on Tuesday evening for the Sudanese high level committee to support the people of Haiti headed by the state minister for humanitarian affairs Abdel-Baki Al-Gailani.

Al-Gailani expressed support to the work of the committee stressing that assisting Haitians “is now an obligation” calling for the aid to be through “pure” Sudanese efforts and in the name of Sudan.

A major earthquake of magnitude 7 hit the impoverished country of Haiti last week and Haitian officials say the death toll from the quake was likely to be between 100,000 and 200,000. A massive worldwide relief effort is underway spearheaded by the United States which sent thousands of troops to maintain security and facilitate aid distribution.

The Sudanese official also urged humanitarian organizations to contribute to this campaign so that it becomes an all inclusive effort. The committee is planning on contacting students, youth and women unions to take part in the aid campaign as well as Sudanese Red Crescent.

A meeting will be held next week to follow up on what was decided by the committee, SUNA said.

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  • 20 January 2010 04:50, by Dinka Boy

    yes, if you can make it then go ahead because help counts in the name of our Lord.

    repondre message

  • 20 January 2010 05:43, by Time1

    Haiti needs our help, Sudanese and African Union in general, this people even their government is not functioning only being blindly mislead by other countries. A Humanitarian plane from Sudan should be send to Haiti with at least 10 to 20 humanitarian workers, that will be our contribution to them to join the other worldwide rescue initiative going on.

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    • 20 January 2010 05:53, by Nuer and Equatoria Dominated SAF & Malitias

      Government of Sudan

      Caring for outsiders and neglecting its own people. Last year aid went to Gaza stripe and now to Haiti. I don’t have any objection to aid people of Haiti BUT the Government should first know how to aid her people.

      Examples of government of Sudan failure to help people include: Fade of tribal clashes in South Sudan where all people lost almost everything, drought in the south, heavy rain that destroyed and damaged houses of IDPs at outskirt of Khartoum, had the Government intervened?

      Who is going to support such governemnt of foreigners?

      Nuer & Equatoria dominated SAF& Malitias.

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      • 20 January 2010 07:14, by man-of-his-words

        what a heart man ?you sound like a dinka .sudanese are good people when it comes to crisis help, but you guys are diffrent.damn why are we share the country with those ugly people outside and inside? man thats sick.

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        • 20 January 2010 08:21, by Dinka Boy

          Man-of-his-word,

          Why are you care very much like this when you heard food.
          Ooo my God. Thanks mr food lover-Nuer

          repondre message

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