Muslim World League launches relief campaign to help Yemenis in Sudan

Khartoum The Muslim World League (MWL) launched an urgent relief campaign on Monday to help Yemenis living in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, as part of UN's 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP).

The campaign was launched by the team of the World Relief, Care and Development Authority, an affiliate of MWL, in the presence of Sudanese State Minister at the Ministry of Welfare and Social Security Ibrahim Adam Ibrahim, and with the participation of Yemen's embassy and a number of the Yemeni community representatives in Sudan.

Secretary General of the World Relief, Care and Development Authority Dr. Abdulaziz bin Ahmed Sarhan said the campaign includes the distribution of food baskets among Yemeni families to meet the needs of more than 10,000 people.

Director of the World Relief Office in Sudan Hamid bin Ataq Rifai said the Authority has traditionally been providing assistance to Yemenis and Syrians living in Sudan, in addition to implementing other relief and humanitarian aid operations.

On his part, Yemeni Ambassador in Khartoum Omar Abdullah al-Medawi praised the great support provided by Saudi Arabia, within its leadership of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, as well as the provision of assistance through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief). He also thanked the government of Sudan for hosting the Yemenis and providing assistance to them.

Source: International Islamic News Agency