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KITAKYUSHU (Kyodo) A nonprofit group in Kitakyushu will send two retired ambulances to Sudan in early April for use at hospitals in Khartoum.

The two ambulances were handed over during a ceremony to Rocinantes, an NPO providing medical support in Sudan, by the Junior Chamber International Kitakyushu.

“We will work for patients in Sudan by utilizing the ambulances, which will serve as a bridge between Japan and Sudan,” Naoyuki Kawahara, a doctor and president of the NPO, said at the Monday ceremony.

The ambulances had been used by the Fire and Disaster Management Bureau of Kitakyushu for about seven years until the end of January.

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