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Posted On: 14 August 2013 01:19 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Qatar’s Second Aid flight leaves for Sudan

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In an implementation of sublime directives of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al- Thani, the second cargo plane carrying aid to Sudan flood victims left Doha yesterday afternoon. Using a plane loaded with 25 tons of various relief items and tents, the Qatari Search and Rescue Team of the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) is entrusted to transport and deliver the Qatari assistance. The first cargo plane which arrived at dawn in Khartoum contains 40 tons of tents, medicine, water pumps, blankets and first aid materials, it said. Two cargo aircraft would be carrying around 80 tons to the affected people by floods in different areas of the African country. The aid’s delivery will continue as two more cargo planes are scheduled to depart tomorrow carrying 15 tons of various relief materials. The first flight was received by Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Dr. Sulieman Abd al Rahman and Sudan’s ambassador to Qatar Yasir Khidir, director of Civil Defense Maj. Gen. Hashim Hussein, and acting Charge d’affaires of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Sudan Jaber Al Nuaimi. Dr. Sulieman Abd al Rahman praised Qatar’s support to Sudan. He said: “I salute Qatar’s Emir, government and people for their valuable support for the Sudanese people.” Maj. Gen. Hashim Husien hailed Qatar stances in favor of Sudan adding that “to provide now relief to people affected by rains and floods is a gesture we have accustomed to from Qatar’s Emir, government and people”. Source:Qatar Chronicle