Egypt has airlifted bread production lines to Sudan and South Sudan, within its ongoing relief effort to aid the two countries hard hit by flash floods since last July. The floods left more than 100 dead, scores injured, and thousands homeless.
Egypt’s military spokesman said the field bread production lines were airlifted on board two military aircraft that embarked from East Cairo Air Base. This is the third shipment of bread production lines Egypt sends Sudan and South Sudan to alleviate the dire conditions created by the floods.
The move, which came upon directives by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, is in tandem with an airlift of humanitarian aid which Egypt continues to send to Khartoum and Juba.
Last August, an air lift was created by Cairo to Khartoum to carry relief supplies to Sudan in the wake of the devastating floods. The relief mainly includes food, baby formula, medicines and medical supplies, and relief items such as blankets and waterproof tents.
Last September, Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed paid a two-day visit to Sudan. Accompanying her was a medical team which stayed on to offer health and medical care to victims in the disaster areas, also experts in combatting mosquitoes and disease carrier insects.
For their part, the Sudanese officials expressed their gratitude for Egypt’s continuing aid and support to Sudan during its hardship.
4 October 2020