Libyan family, injured Yemenis airlifted to UAE

The move comes in line with the directives of the President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and follow up of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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Published: Fri 22 May 2015, 12:35 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:39 PM

Abu Dhabi — A Libyan family comprising eight persons, which found itself stranded and caught up in Yemen’s conflict, along with some critically injured Yemenis, arrived in the UAE on Wednesday to receive treatment at hospitals here.

The move comes in line with the directives of the President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and follow up of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The Libyan family will be taken care of until they return to Libya. They were received at the airport by the First Secretary at Libyan Embassy, Izzuddin Abdul Mawla, and a number of health officials.

Abdul Mawla thanked Shaikh Khalifa, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed for their continued support to the people of Libya. The Libyan family members expressed their joy, happiness and appreciation for the UAE leadership and people for the care accorded to them.

Meanwhile, the injured Yemenis were transferred to Al Mafraq and Al Ain Hospitals.

An official source said the arrival of the injured Yemenis comes within the framework of the humanitarian initiative of Shaikh Khalifa and the fraternal relations between the UAE and Yemeni people, adding that the move also comes in the context of the humanitarian efforts perpetuated by the UAE to alleviate the suffering of the people of Yemen and improve their humanitarian conditions in the face of Al Houthi insurgency.

The source explained that other stranded and injured people from Yemen will continue to arrive in the country in response to the humanitarian and relief programmes.  — Wam



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