Turkey offers aid to Sudan flood victims

TIKA Khartoum Office delivered relief assistance [to Sudan] amounting to $140,000, consisting of tents, food packages and blankets

Turkey offers aid to Sudan flood victims

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey has offered nearly $250,000 to the victims of recent flooding that swept through capital Khartoum and other parts of the country.

"Immediately after the floods, the Turkish government responded to relieve the brotherly Sudanese people," the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) said in a press release obtained by the Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.

"TIKA Khartoum Office delivered relief assistance [to Sudan] amounting to $140,000, consisting of tents, food packages and blankets," it added.

Since late July, large swathes of Khartoum and other states have been swept by torrential rains and floods.

The flooding has wrought havoc in several areas, leaving a trail of destruction and displacing hundreds of families.

TIKA said that a second relief package from the Turkish Red Crescent had arrived in Khartoum last week.

"This aid support, amounting to $110,000 by the Turkish Red Crescent, comprised 150 family tents, 750 blankets, 750 mosquito nets and 150 kitchen sets," the statement read.

"With this package, Turkish government aid to flood-affected people amounted [to a total of] $250,000 since the disaster occurred," TIKA stated.

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