Saudi Arabia, UAE Send Half a Million Tonnes of Food Aid to Sudan
August 07, 2019
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced today a combined aid of 540,000 tonnes of wheat to the brotherly republic of Sudan.
The grant will cover basic food needs for three months as part of efforts to support the Sudanese people. Over 280,000 tonnes of wheat have already been shipped.
Last month, the Kingdom deposited US$250 million into the central bank of Sudan to support its financial position and alleviate pressure on the local currency.
The grant is part of a package with the UAE worth $500M. Both countries pledged an overall $3 Billion in aid, with the rest going toward fuel, wheat and medicine.