The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is working with the Sudan Red Crescent Society (SRCS) to construct eight water treatment plants in the north of the country to provide drinking water for 20,000 people.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed during a visit by humanitarian workers from Doha to Sudan’s North Kordofan state. The country has been struggling with its worst flooding in decades—the natural disaster has killed at least 100 people and destroyed more than 100,000 homes.
QRCS was represented by its Secretary General, Ali Al Hammadi; Head of International Relations and International Humanitarian Law, Dr. Fawzi Oussedik; and Head of International Development, Nagla Al Hajj. The Sudanese Red Crescent Society was represented by Dr. Afaf Yahya.
“We are happy to be here with our brothers and sisters to sign this important agreement to construct water supply plants in several parts of North Kordofan. It coincides with devastating floods in most of the states of Sudan,” said Al Hammadi.
The eight water plants, which will be constructed in the state, are expected to provide drinking water for 20,000 people.
Additionally, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the delegation delivered medical supplies to the university hospital of Al Obeid to help combat the spread of the virus.
“In cooperation with SRCS, we are supplying health facilities with medical equipment and consumables to help them to protect their staff engaged in the coronavirus control,” said Al Hammadi.