UAE Aid for Haiti

ABU DHABI - The first plane of an air bridge ordered by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for delivering urgent humanitarian assistance to Haiti’s earthquake victims will fly to the Dominican Republic shortly.

By (Wam)

Published: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 12:43 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:30 PM

A UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) team will leave to the Dominican Republic to coordinate and oversee field relief operations to ensure their prompt delivery to the affected population.

In another development, the RCA is coordinating efforts with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to carry out humanitarian programmes that cater for the need of the Haitian front where the international aid agencies are facing logistic challenges in delivery of assistance.

The RCA has announced that it had transferred funds to the IFRC in support of its relief operations there.

He said the RCA had set up an emergency room to receive humanitarian appeals and reports on the latest situation in Haiti.

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