A shipment of relief aid has left Egypt’s Red Sea Safaga port to Port Sudan. The shipment has been managed, prepared, and packaged in Cairo by Egypt’s Red Crescent volunteers. It carries 190 tons of food, medication and medical supplies provided by the Kuwaiti Red Crescent; and 25 tons of mattresses and blankets, and personal care utilities provided by Egypt and funded by the Council of Arab Social Solidarity Ministers.
Egypt’s government and Red Crescent have been regularly sending relief to Sudan via Port Sudan since civil war erupted there on 15 April 2023. They still provides round-the-clock logistic, medical and relief support at the border crossings of Qastal and Arqeen at which those fleeing the war in Sudan enter Egypt. The number of beneficiaries of those services have reached some to 250,000 individuals of different nationalities.