KHARTOUM: The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) founded a second shelter camp for the Sudanese people affected by the floods in southeastern Khartoum. In a press statement on Thursday, head of the society's mission Abdulrahman Al-Oun said they, in cooperation with Sudanese Red Crescent Society, stared distributing food and shelter aid in Singa, the capital of Sennar State, to about 100 families.

He added that Singa is one of the most areas affected by the downpours, noting that they used boats to distribute aid. Authorities in Sennar State expressed their appreciations to Kuwait's support including shelter materials, hygiene supplies, food aid, kitchen tools and others, he noted. The society will head to River Nile State, north of Sudan, to offer further assistance to people there, he said.

Earlier, Kuwait sent humanitarian aid via an air bridge to Khartoum, and the KRCS established a camp to host the affected people in northern Khartoum, as part of a plan to establish five camps to accommodate 500 families affected by the floods in Sudan. Sudan's authorities cautioned of the consequences of the floods and declared a state of emergency throughout the country for a period of more than three months.

They also considered Sudan a natural disaster area following increased rains and water levels in the River Nile. According to Sudan's official figures, more than 557,000 people in 17states out of 18 were affected by the downpours that killed 100 people and injured dozens others as well as destroyed more than 111,000 houses. - KUNA