With funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), the representation office of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Sudan has so far distributed 255 first-aid kits to the personnel of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in Gezira State.
This is out of a total of 430 first-aid kits provided by QFFD to be used at shelter camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in the conflict-affected country. The remaining kits are planned to be delivered later, in coordination with SRCS.
The distribution was attended by HE Dr Osama Abdul-Rahman al-Faki, Minister of Health in Gezira, and Ismail Awadalla al-Ageeb, Gezira State Wali.
In a statement, Dr Salah Abdul-Malik Daak, head of QRCS office in Sudan, said the distribution of these kits was a form of support for the health sector in Sudan, under the emergency response plan implemented by QRCS and funded by QFFD. It aims to help those affected by the war in Sudan, with shipments of medicines, medical equipment, and nonfood items (NFIs).
In cooperation with SRCS, QRCS distributed QFFD-funded personal hygiene kits, in addition to dates provided by QRCS, for the benefit of 185 families at IDP shelter camps in Marangan, Gezira.
With these latest distributions, the total numbers of families that received dates and hygiene kits are up to 2,240 and 2,000 respectively in Gezira and Red Sea.
Dr Daak said the QRCS office in Sudan was well prepared to distribute necessary food and health care aid at shelter camps. He highlighted the recent opening of a pharmacy at the Wad Medani Teaching Hospital to provide medications free of charge for displaced patients, with plans to implement more interventions that meet the needs of IDPs.
Samir Othman, director of the SRCS chapter in Gezira, commended the efforts of Movement partners, especially QFFD and QRCS, which had been supportive of many SRCS capacity-building programmes.
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