Kuwait: The State of Kuwait on Sunday sent its 15th Air Force aircraft carrying 10 tons of food and medical supplies to violence-hit Sudan.

The aid plane is part of Kuwait's humanitarian initiative "Kuwait Is by Your Side", and was directed by Kuwait's political leadership, aiming at helping the Sudanese people amid their country's tough circumstances due to ongoing fighting there, Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Media Chief Khaled Al-Zeid told KUNA.

Since Kuwait's relief aid airlift was launched, 150 tons of humanitarian aid have been dispatched to Sudan, he said, noting that the charity is doing its utmost to ease out the humanitarian consequences of the current situation in Sudan.

The Kuwaiti cabinet had decided to dispatch urgent food and medical aid to Sudan under the direction of the country's political leadership in a bid to alleviate the humanitarian reflections of this Arab country's crisis triggered by ongoing fighting between the army and paramilitary forces.