IPS Inter Press Service
 
   Inter Press Service News Agency
   
 - Homepage
 - Global Affairs
 - Africa
 - Asia-Pacific
     Afghanistan
     Nepal
     Tsunami
 - Caribbean
      Haiti
 - Europe
      EU Expansion
 - Latin America
 - Mideast &
   Mediterranean
      Iraq
      Israel/Palestine
 - North America
      Neo-Cons
      Bush at War
 
 - Development
      MDGs
      City Voices
      Microcredit
      Corruption
 - Civil Society
 - Globalisation
 - Environment
      Climate Change
      Tierramérica
 - Human Rights
 - Health
      HIV/AIDS
 - Indigenous Peoples
 - Labour
      Decent Work
 - Population
      Reproductive Rights
      Migration&Refugees
 - Arts & Entertainment
 - Columns
 - In Focus
 
 
   ENGLISH
   ESPAÑOL
   FRANÇAIS
   SVENSKA
   ITALIANO
   SWAHILI
   NEDERLANDS
   ARABIC
   SUOMI
   PORTUGUÊS
   JAPANESE

UAE:
Mohammed bin Rashid Orders Three Additional Humanitarian Airlifts for Rohingya Refugees
Att.Editors: The following item is from the Emirates News Agency (WAM)

DUBAI,Dec 6 (WAM) - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered three additional airlifts to send humanitarian aid to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh from Dubai's International Humanitarian City (IHC).

The airlifts, to be carried out on B747 aircraft, will deliver supplies provided by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD). Flights scheduled for December 6, 11 and 13, 2017 will be loaded with urgently needed shelter supplies and other basic items for tens of thousands of refugees.

The cargo which departed today, provided by UNHCR at IHC, consists of 100 metric tonnes of kitchen sets and prefabricated warehouses.

In the two months since the creation of the humanitarian air bridge for Rohingya refugees by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in late September 2017, ten relief aircrafts have been dispatched from Dubai to Dhaka, Bangladesh, on behalf of members of the IHC community. They have delivered badly needed food and relief supplies. The last airlift, which took place on November 28, 2017, transported 101 metric tonnes of food, clothes, blankets and other core relief items provided by the Emirates Red Crescent.

With nearly 650,000 Rohingya refugees continuing to be in acute need of humanitarian assistance, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the Board of Directors of the International Humanitarian City chaired by Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, continued to keep the humanitarian air bridge open. The air bridge provides regular, efficient and coordinated transport and warehousing support to IHC members to optimise their aid delivery in response to the fastest-growing refugee emergency in the world.

Founded in 2003, IHC is the largest international humanitarian hub in the world. It offers logistics services to all its members and boosts their capacities to respond to humanitarian emergencies speedily and efficiently. (WAM) (END/2017)

 

 
 Latest News From WAM
 WAM - United Arab Emirates Agency
 UAE: Emirati Solar Sector Shines Bright, Says Local Press
 YEMEN: Coalition Forces Not Blocking Entry of Humanitarian Aid through Yemeni Airports, Ports
 UAE: Quad Meeting on Yemen Held in Abu Dhabi
 UAE: Foreign Ministry Condemns Terrorist Attack at New York City\'s Main Bus Terminal
MORE >>
 Ultimas Noticias en WAM
 Agencias Del Golfo - Cobertura especial de WAM
 MUJERES: Emiratos lanza campa?ontra el abuso
 SALUD: Dubai lanza iniciativa de tratamiento contra el c?er
 EDUCACI?: Emiratos apoya con importante aporte a Gaza
 EMIRATOS: Jerusal?como esencia de la paz y la estabilidad regional
MORE >>
 Swahili News From WAM
  IPS Swahili
  Uhusiano Dhaifu Kati ya Kuzuia VVU Barani Afrika na Matumizi ya Njia za Uzazi wa Mpango
  Jitihada za Mwanamke Kutafuta Njia Sahihi za Uzazi wa Mpango
  Nini Muhimu Zaidi, Vita juu ya UKIMWI au Vita tu?
  Kusaidia Wanawake Wajawazito Nchini Uganda Kuepuka Mimba Zisizotarajiwa
MORE >>