Abu Dhabi Fund for Development says $556mln provided to Sudan, commits to completing $1.5bln UAE grant

That total included a previously announced $250 million dollar deposit in Sudan's central bank

  
An aerial view shows buildings and roads submerged by floodwaters near the Nile River in South Khartoum, Sudan September 8, 2020. Image for illustrative purposes.

An aerial view shows buildings and roads submerged by floodwaters near the Nile River in South Khartoum, Sudan September 8, 2020. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/El Tayeb Siddig

DUBAI- The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development said on Monday it has provided $556.6 million to Sudan in monetary, economic, and other forms of aid, and said it will continue to provide assistance to Sudan to complete a $1.5 billion grant the UAE committed to last year.

That total included a previously announced $250 million dollar deposit in Sudan's central bank, as well as $119.8 million in budget support.

The aid also included 540,000 tonnes of wheat worth $144.7 million, medical aid worth $19.75 million and educational aid worth $11.4.

(Reporting by Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by Toby Chopra) ((Nafisa.Eltahir@thomsonreuters.com; +971 56 226 1754;))

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