Relief plane off to Beirut

DUBAI — As part of the air bridge set up by the UAE Armed Forces in solidarity with the Lebanese people, a plane carrying 40 tonnes of relief assistance, medical supplies and food material, took off from the Dubai military airport for Beirut on Thursday.

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Published: Fri 25 Aug 2006, 12:38 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:16 PM

Meanwhile, the delegation of Mohammed bin Rashid Foundation for Humanitarian and Charitable Services has returned from Syria and Lebanon following a field visit to oversee the relief work in refugees camps.

A total of 18 camps have been set up by the Mohammed bin Rashid Foundation.

The relief plane is carrying household goods and food material, particularly the canned food, baby milk, and cereals, said deputy chairman of the board of trustees of Mohammed bin Rashid Foundation for Humanitarian and Charitable Services, Bu Melha.

He said that the relief plane was sent in cooperation with the Fujairah Charity Association and the Dubai Charity Association.

This was the sixth plane sent by the foundation to the Lebanese people. The total assistance amounted to Dh500,000, Bu Melha said.

The relief goods will be handed over to the Lebanese Charity Association which is responsible for distributing these items among the victims.

Medicines have also been sent owing to the acute shortage of essential medicines there since the Israeli raid left massive numbers of civilians injured.

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