Expediting aid operations

ABU DHABI - The UAE office of Medecins Sans Frontiers is considering the feasibility of using the warehousing facilities at Jebel Ali and Rashid Port to expedite relief operations to Middle Eastern, Eastern African and Central Asian regions.

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Published: Sun 27 Jun 2004, 12:05 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:05 PM

Fouad Ismail, Executive Director of MSF, UAE, said that using UAE as a logistic hub and coordination centre will help the humanitarian agency with a swift reactivity mechanism in reaching help to those in critical circumstances.

"We are mulling the possibility in the light of the increasing importance of UAE as a regional hub for trade and enterprises. An MSF logistics centre to store the non-perishable relief items and coordinating our operations in the region would cut down the cost and time involved in reaching out to the populations in disaster," said Mr Fouad.

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