ABU DHABI, 30th August, 2016 (WAM) – On the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and follow up by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, Chairman of Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), the ERC implements a number of development projects for those affected by the floods in Sudan.

These projects cover the housing, health and education sectors, and benefit thousands of families in the Kassala, Khartoum and the River Nile states.

Sheikh Hamdan said the directives of the leadership reflects strong relations between the UAE and Sudan, as well as continuous communication between the leaders of the two countries. He added that they also demonstrated the unlimited solidarity of the wise leadership with the victims of the recent floods in Sudan.

“This initiative comes within the framework of the UAE’s commitment as a major donor of humanitarian and development aid,” he added.

The ERC delegation will leave for Sudan on Wednesday to supervise proposed projects, co-ordinate with competent authorities, and local partners. This second phase of the development projects follows the first phase of the urgent relief aid dispatched earlier by the ERC to Sudan.