Time: 24 April, 2020
KHARTOUM, SUDAN: Today, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) launched a project to distribute 38,000 food baskets in Sudan. The initiative coincides with the beginning of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. The launching ceremony was attended by Senior Advisor to the Sudanese Prime Minister, Sheikh Khader Ahmed, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Sudan, Ali bin Hassan Jafar, and representatives of Alegtinam Human Development Organization and Al Awn Humanitarian Aid and Development Organization.
The food baskets will be distributed in the states of Khartoum, Sennar, South Kordofan, North Darfur, Red Sea and Blue Nile during the holy month of Ramadan. Some 229,266 people will benefit from the project, which was created to meet the needs of IDPs and other impoverished area residents. In coordination with the Sudanese government, Alegtinam Organization will distribute the baskets under the supervision of KSrelief; aid will be delivered directly to the residences of beneficiaries to help people to avoid gatherings, one of the preventive measures being used to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Sudan, Ali bin Hassan Jafar, thanked the leadership of Saudi Arabia for this support. “This launch,” he said, “is an extension of the many humanitarian projects being presented by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the most important goal of which is to help countries in need, particularly during this globally challenging time.”
The Representative of Al Awn Humanitarian Aid and Development Organization, Dr. Ali Abbas Fadlallah, stated that these food baskets would provide vital food assistance to many needy people in Sudan, and extended his thanks to Saudi Arabia and KSrelief for standing by his people during their time of need.
The Representative from the Alegtinam Human Development Organization, Ismail Al Mahi, praised the work KSrelief, describing the organization’s efforts as “epic”.