The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (Ksrelief) continued distributing relief aid to those affected by the floods in the Republic of Sudan. Ksrelief technical team was able to reach the affected and isolated areas in White Nile State, where 112 tons and 554 kilograms of food baskets and 120 tents were distributed. 1,494 blankets, and 476 shelter bags, benefiting 5,538 individuals.
Sudan witnessed devastating floods, bringing the water level in the capital, Khartoum, to more than 16.58 on August 30. This comes in light of poor preparations to face the possibilities of new floods, whose effects are expected to be greater than those that occurred in 2020 and 2021, which led to great human and material losses.
These efforts come within the works of the Saudi relief air bridge, which was directed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may God protect him – to support the brotherly Sudanese people after the wave of torrential rains that hit Sudan in the past few days, killing about 80 people and destroying about 30,000 homes in several regions, especially in the states of Gezira, River Nile and Kassala.
The Khartoum state authorities acknowledged the poor preparations to face the floods and the effects of the possible rainy season. The appointed governor said in media briefings that the preparations are less than required due to the lack of funding.
Last week, two Saudi relief planes arrive to the capital city of Sudan, Khartoum, carrying more than 100 tons of food and shelter aid. The aid was provided as part of the relief and humanitarian efforts provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through KSrelief to millions of people in need around the world.
Mukhtar Omar Saber, Director General of Roads and Bridges at the Ministry of Infrastructure in Khartoum State, asserts that autumn water often constitutes a noticeable burden on infrastructure, including roads, water and sewage networks. Saber explains that the timographic nature of Khartoum does not help the flow of water in the required manner, especially in the event of heavy rains, torrential rains and floods.
He pointed to the urgent need to find the necessary funding for the work of embankments and protective barriers capable of dealing with the rising levels of the Nile. The autumn’s recurring problems are inseparable from the deterioration of the infrastructure in Khartoum, which is home to about 9 million people.
KSrelief has implemented more than 1,800 impartial humanitarian programs in 77 countries, helping to alleviate the suffering of millions of people in need around the world.