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UAE Sends Humanitarian Aid to Libya and Lebanon

World Affairs – UAE Humanitarian efforts
open eyes opinion {source: emirates news agency}

President orders emergency food aid to Libya

ABU DHABI, 1st February, 2015  — President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have ordered the sending of emergency food aid to those affected in the city Al Abraq, because of the recent events taking place in Libya.

The move aims to extend a helping hand to those affected by the incidents and alleviate their suffering.

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation established an air bridge between the United Arab Emirates and the Libyan city of Al Abraq comprising three cargo planes carrying food and health rations as well as blankets.

The first plane was sent this morning and will be followed by two more planes at a later time.

This generous gesture comes within the framework of UAE support for the Libyan people in these difficult circumstances and out of the brotherly and humanitarian duty in such hard time.

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Khalifa Foundation distributes winter aid to 4,000 families in Lebanon

BEIRUT, 1st February, 2015  — The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation yesterday distributed winter aid to four thousand refugee families affected by blizzards in the town of Arsal in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.

The aid comes within the framework of the Foundation’s winter programme, which is part of the UAE Compassion campaign, Tarahmu, launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the follow-up of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

An official source at the Khalifa Foundation said that the organisation sent 40 trucks loaded with winter aid to the town of Arsal carrying tents, mattresses, blankets and winter clothing for all ages.

He added that the campaign will continue in Lebanon, targeting delivery of aid to 20,000 families, according to the humanitarian programme designed for this purpose, pointing out that the Khalifa Foundation’s team was able to reach the high mountains of Lebanon.

 

 

 

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