Saudi Red Crescent to establish two health clinics in Darfur

February 17, 2011

The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) and the Armina Engineering Company co-signed agreements today to establish two health clinics in Darfur at a cost of one million Sudanese pounds each. The signing ceremony took place in Al-Fasher, the capital of Northern Darfur state. According to the SRCA’s Regional Director in Sudan, Mohammed Abdullah Al-Shamrani, the construction work will be completed in three months. The SRCA has already dug two wells that provide potable water in the cities of Abudlaig and Um-Ajaja in Kemlendo Municipality at a cost of two million Sudanese pounds, Al-Shamrani noted. Furthermore, the organization has allocated thirty ambulances for Darfur.

Minister of Health of Northern Darfur, retired Maj. Gen. Mohammed Mahjoub Babiker, thanked the SRCA for its assistance, noting that the organization is currently providing free health services through twenty-one dispensaries in the three states of Darfur, and has already dug 21 wells.