ICO kicks off assistance program in Sudan

August 22, 2013

The Jeddah-based Islamic Cooperation Organization, in coordination with a consortium of relief organizations operating in Sudan, has kicked off a relief program aimed at assisting the victims of flooding and heavy rain. The announcement was made at a press conference in Khartoum today by Assistant Secretary General of the ICO Atalmannan Bakheet. During the first phase of the program, urgent relief supplies will be distributed, while the second phase will involve the reconstruction of public utilities and facilities. According to Bakheet, the relief work will begin in Sudan’s hard-hit Karary principality.

The organizations working with the ICO include the Saudi-based International Islamic Relief Commission (IIRC), the British-based Trans-World Islamic Relief Organization, the Al-Imdad Foundation of South Africa, the Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Organization, the Islamic Call Organization, and two other groups based in Turkey and Libya.