H.H. Sheikh Mohammed orders airlift of emergency aid for Ukraine

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered two emergency humanitarian relief flights to support civilians fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.

The aid planes, carrying essential supplies, departed from Dubai and Sharjah airports.

The transportation of the relief material was facilitated by International Humanitarian City in Dubai (IHC).

At least 85,000 people are expected to benefit from the UAE's latest initiative.

The first shipment, which departed from Dubai for Warsaw (Poland) on Emirates Airlines' Boeing 777-ER Cargo plane, was transported as part of the collective efforts of UN organisations such as the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD), International Medical Corps (IMC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Fittest, World Health Organization (WHO) and other aid organisations.

The second flight operated by Aramex Airline B747F Cargo departed from Sharjah airport for Liege (Belgium), carrying an aid consignment from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Refugee Agency.

The latest batch of aid comes in addition to the aircraft dispatched by the UAE on March 7 as part of its emergency relief efforts to assist civilians in Ukraine.

 

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