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Emirates Red Crescent starts providing urgent humanitarian aid to Gaza

(Wam)
Filed on July 12, 2014

Emirates Red Crescent team left to Cairo on Saturday to ensure the arrival of aid convoys to the victims in Gaza and to assess the situation.


In implementation to the directives of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the follow-up of Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and President of the Emirates Red Crescent, the Emirates Red Crescent has started distribution of urgent humanitarian aid in Gaza.

Dr Hamdan Musallam Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Emirates Red Crescent, said: “Upon receiving the directives from the leadership, the Emirates Red Crescent has instructed its offices in Gaza to distribute urgent humanitarian assistance among the people who are affected by the recent developments in the area.”

Emirates Red Crescent team left to Cairo on Saturday to ensure the arrival of aid convoys to the victims in Gaza and to assess the situation to implement wider relief operations, he told a press conference on Friday at the Emirates Red Crescent’s Headquarters.

Al Mazrouei said that the authority’s leadership has examined various options for immediate delivery of assistance to Gaza Strip in the light of the current situation, it has also intensified communications with humanitarian partners in Gaza and Egypt to ensure delivery of the aid among the affectees in a time appropriate.

Dr Mohamed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the Emirates Red Crescent and a number of officials attended the press conference.

Al Mazrouei also emphasised that the UAE’s support for Gaza in particular and Palestine in general is not unusual, stressing that the current assistance comes within the constant support of the country towards the Palestinian people, which has been enhanced during the era of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.





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