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Sudan airlifting aid to flood-stricken Pakistan

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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.

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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.

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  • 20 August 2010 06:48, by Gatwech

    Instead of feeding the dying in Darfur, it is taking food to Pakistan in the far east. Is NCP really a responsible party?

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    • 20 August 2010 08:35, by cholabdi

      Hey Gatwech, first time to say something very important in your life, how come Sudan donated food to other people while its people are suffering, they are bashard guys, they should have mind for the rest, if they are well-off for public resources

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      • 20 August 2010 08:48, by maumau

        When Haiti was strucked by earth quake months ago, Sudan refused to respond, this time it is Pakistan which is pure Arab nation, Sudan is airlifting aid to it. What a mesh!!. We know that every country has the obligation to commit itself on global support but this one is out, we don`t want because Pakistanis are happy when people die, why help them. They make bombs to kill innocent people, let them die all, its a punishment from God/ Allah. MAUMAU

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  • 20 August 2010 07:26, by Gat nyaraan

    that is ironic, how come the NCP is giving out food aid to pakistanis while at the same time it is starving the darfuris(sudanese) in kalma camp and other camps and also expelling aid members and groups who can help those devastated people. there are also flooded areas in sudan such as in kosti(while nile state), shendi and others that are facing floods. homes, properties, and lives have been lost. Isn’t that where they suppose to direct the aid(charity begin at home). sometimes it is unconceivable the way the NCp government behave.

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  • 20 August 2010 08:28, by murlescrewed

    Talk about misplaced priorities. Sudan has millions of people going without food and they have the nerve to send food to Pakistan? When are these so-called arabs going to stop kissing real arabs arses?

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  • 20 August 2010 08:35, by Sudan virus

    Fools carry themselves.

    If Sudan starts supplying aid to disadvantaged people abroad,then what is the need of relief in Sudan’s regions of Darfur,south Sudan and the IDPs in Khartoum.

    I think NCP considers people of these regions as non human being.Or they might be taking this disaster in Pakistan as opportunity to exporting terrorist equipments.

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    • 20 August 2010 10:26, by Aduol Liet

      Dear Readers.

      I think you are all right to say, why this Sudan government is not helping Darfur people within Sudan Country and now they are saying they want to take aid to Pakistan this is amazing thing that, people will be interesting to see Sudan is really supplying aid to Pakistan instead of Darfur dying just about miles a way.

      First of all the aid that needed now by the Pakistan people is not bad because this natural disaster can happen to any nation around the world and Sudan is a nation that, can help other nation if there is something in our hands then, we can help the Pakistan or any other nation. The only problem is the mistreatment of Darfurian people by Sudan government itself.

      The reality about Sudan government why they are taking care of Pakistan people and leave Darfurian within some miles a way in Sudan who are need most cares is simple for anyone to understand that.The Khartoum government was the one who training Militiamen that call Jagaweeds and gave them all equipment they need to get ride off on the Darfurian people basically, the reason behind was because the Khartoum government led by indictment hate these innocent civilian for nothing when the Darfurian got different treatment than Arab North while, they were trying to ask Sudan government why are you neglected us for what reason then, Sudan government was clearly answering by arming Janjaweed Militia to destroying the Darfur regions and 4,000 lives lost.

      Well, psychologically the Khartoum government is okay to supply these aid needed to their back roots people of the Middle East, but the Darfurian people are not okay to get that kind of help from the Sudan government or not even they Darfurian people are not okay to be treated sincerely as they have right as a Sudanese citizens.

      I hope all Sudanese people are not against the aid that, will be given to those people who have lost everything including many lives and their properties, but the aid which Sudan government announce will probably brought a lots of questions to be ask within Sudan nation and even the sider nations because it real make sense that, Sudan government was in fact cleansing Darfurian people in many ways.

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  • 20 August 2010 10:44, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    A bird of the same feather will fly together,Pakistan flood is really alarming,but it was not man made incident but the creator alone knows,and also can not be compared will flood during the time of Noah.
    For Government of Khartoum to Airlifting Aid to Pakistan is something difficult to tell if his own citizen Darfurans are dying of hungry in western sudan.

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  • 20 August 2010 11:27, by Akuma

    Well, the statment is now very truely, how come for Sudan government to lift food aid to Pakistan while citizens are left dying of hunger in refugees camps and Internal Displaced camps and Southern Sudanese. Is that really true?

    Why do Bashir Let Southern Sudan government ask for humantarian aids assistance from international organisation since he has food?

    Pakistanians are now citizens of Sudan rather than Darfurian and Southerners.

    What kind of unity still talking about?

    Anyway, Bashir has highlight the people of Sudan with his vision whether he try driven Sudanese people too. As individual, the reason why Bashir and great terror of Sudan Ali Osman Taha do such events, is because Pakistanian are supporters of Bashir regime and engulf be Muslim.

    ’’Don’t quote me wrong, i know what i am talking about, I know their profile internationally from door-to-door’’

    You support your leaders again as you witness what they had done in Sudan.

    Dr. Akuma
    USA

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    • 20 August 2010 12:32, by DASODIKO

      Jallabas after they resided in our land they wished if God could replace the Africans in Sudan with people of brighter colors like Bosnian Pakistanis. Thats why one could read on their writings on newspapers that they say, they are different from us in everything, implicitly they mean their colors.

      But what we should do is to expell them from our land and go to live third class citizens in Arabia.

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      • 20 August 2010 13:43, by mack waweru

        They blockaded Kalma IDPs camp in Darfur and refused humanitarian agencies access to deliver the items now intended for Pakistan. What a hypocrisy?
        This is why Sudan cannot accommodate us with this fake Arabs.

        Mack Awer

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    • 20 August 2010 13:59, by Abolish

      It ’s a great alarming news and supprise to see this NCP governement for supporting Pakistan with food aids while leaving its own starving Darfurians. Does it mean Sudanese people are well off. its a shame for Sudan goverment to leave its own people dye of hunger and claim to help other people. NPC is a great kill and neptistic , helping Pakistanian does n’t mean you solve yours. but because they are Arabs then you open up your eyes support them. watch out .

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      • 21 August 2010 07:31, by ojok s. ojok

        this is abackward development in sudan. how about the people of darfur if the southerners were considered as pagans or chritians?

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