MINSK, 22 November (BelTA) – The Belarusian humanitarian cargo has been delivered to Sudan, BelTA learned from the Emergencies Ministry.
The humanitarian cargo included food, medicines and means to overcome the consequences of the natural disaster.
A reminder, on behalf of the head of state and in pursuance of the decision of the Council of Ministers the Emergencies Ministry collected and sent humanitarian aid to the Republic of the Sudan. The Emergencies Ministry was assisted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee and the Belarusian light industry concern Bellegprom.
On 21 November, the IL-76 aircraft with humanitarian cargo flew from Minsk to Khartoum, with Belarusian rescuers on board. The group of employees of the Emergencies Ministry, who accompany the humanitarian cargo, was headed by First Deputy Emergencies Minister Aleksandr Khudoleyev.
According to the Emergencies Ministry, this is the first time Belarus provides humanitarian assistance to Sudan. Since 1999, Belarus has organized 76 humanitarian missions to 32 countries.