Bahrain Red Crescent Society (BRCS) announced the provision of relief aid with an amount of $ 2 million dollars to the victims of the floods that swept through several Sudanese states last August.
The floods resulted in dozens of deaths and destruction of hundreds of homes and the displacement of about two hundred thousand people, who are still so far without shelter.
In a statement for the Secretary General of the Society, Dr. Fawzi Abdullah Amin, marking the transportation of the aid through Bahrain International Airport next Tuesday, he said that the aid provided by the Bahraini people to their Sudanese brothers through (BRCS) are carried out in two phases.
The first shipment is more than 40 tons, and highlighted that within the first phase, the (BRCS) established 14 health centers, which include 5 caravans to be distributed among the most affected Sudanese Governorates like Khartoum, White Nile and North of Darfur.
Dr. Fawzi also pointed out that each health center provides services for between 10.000 to 15.000 citizens, saying that the (BRCS) initiated the establishment of such big number of mobile health centers out of the urgent need for them, as well as benefiting from them in many other places.
The Secretary General of (BRCS) stated that the second batch of the aid includes reconstructing a health center in Sudan and providing its required equipment with a cost of one million dollars.
Dr. Fawaz highlighted that those relief aid meet the actual needs of the afflicted, which came out after a thorough study of their conditions in cooperation with the Sudanese Embassy in Manama, and which also came as implementation of the kind directives of HRH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, and the Cabinet edict No. (01-2222).
The Edict included providing financial and in-kind assistance as a contribution from Kingdom of Bahrain to help accommodating floods’ victims, which stormed Republic of Sudan recently, and assigning Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs and Endowments to coordinate with (BRCS) to ensure the arrival of the aid to the beneficiaries.
Dr. Fawaz asserted that those aid embody the policy of Kingdom of Bahrain in relieving the needy from the effects of such disaster that affected tens of thousands from the Sudanese people.