August 19, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan announced today that it will begin airlifting aid to Pakistan starting next week as part of its relief effort campaign.
- Desperate flood victims scramble for some rice given out by the Pakistan military at a tent camp August 19, 2010 in Sukkur, Pakistan (AFP)
The Sudanese Media Centre (SMC) cited the head of Al-Zubeir charity foundation Ibrahim Abdel-Halim as saying that the first airlift will contain 10 tonnes of food, medicine and shelter equipments as well as a medical team including all disciplines.
He said that the aid to Pakistan will continue after mobilizing all organizations which rushed to help in an expression of brotherly feelings towards people there.
Up to 1,600 people have been killed and two million made homeless in Pakistan’s worst floods in decades.
Earlier this month, the Sudanese foreign ministry said that upon instructions from the Vice President Ali Osman Taha, the country will airlift aid to Pakistan citing stances of the latter towards Sudan.