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Egypt Sends Relief Aid to Sudanese People

Egypt on Monday began airlifting relief aid to millions of Sudanese people in dire need for food, medicine and other basics because of the 17-month conflict in the western Darfur region. One Hercules C-130 cargo plane left Cairo and will be followed by four others carrying medicine, tents, vaccines, ambulances and a medical team, Defense Ministry officials said. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the supplies were donated by the Egyptian Red Crescent with the help of the ministry. Earlier this week, Egypt sent 1,000 tons of food to the displaced Sudanese in Darfur. Full Story

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