Shaikh Mohammed sends PERSONAL jet to Haiti with aid

Shaikh Mohammed sends PERSONAL jet to Haiti with aid

Port-au-Prince - His wife Princess Haya arrived in the hurricane-stricken country to deliver 90 metric tons of relief among the affected.



By Wam

Published: Sat 15 Oct 2016, 4:58 PM

Last updated: Sun 16 Oct 2016, 10:28 AM

As per the direction of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler, his wife wife Princess Haya bint Al Hussein met an airlift from Dubai's International Humanitarian City (IHC) at Rome Fiumicino Airport (they were refueling in Rome), to travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to oversee a delivery of 90 metric tonnes of relief supplies to those affected by Hurricane Matthew.
The princess was in Rome to meet Pope Francis and attend a Soccer Match for Peace, starring football legends such as Maradona and Ronaldinho.
Following the match, Princess Haya immediately flew to Haiti on an IHC airlift to personally deliver and oversee the distribution of relief supplies, after Hurricane Matthew abruptly demolished the island last week. At least 1.4 million people require immediate attention, with almost 300,000 people residing in temporary shelters as many small towns and villages have been wiped off the map.
She previously visited Port-au-Prince on a similar mission after the equally devastating earthquake hit in 2010.
The aid shipment was organized by the International Humanitarian City per the instruction of HH Shaikh Mohammed, and included supplies from the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot and its partners including Save the Children, Handicap International, World Vision International, Catholic Relief Services, USAID and Lutheran World Relief.
The aid, which was transported on Shaikh Mohammed's personal 747B-400, is valued at more than $350,000 and is estimated to impact approximately 340,000 people. It includes water purification units, mosquito nets, medical supplies, tents and other support equipment that will be distributed among those in need.

 
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A photo posted by Haya Bint Al Hussein (@hrhprincesshaya) on
 
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A photo posted by Haya Bint Al Hussein (@hrhprincesshaya) on
 
?? ??? 2002, ??? ????? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??????? ?????? ??? ???????. ??? ??? 2003, ???? ???? ??????? ???????? ??????? ????????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ?????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ???????? ????????? ????????? ?? ??????. ???? IHC ????????? ????????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ??? ???? ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??????? ??????????? ?????? ??????? ????? ????????. ??? ???? ???? ????? ????? ???? "??? ?? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ????????? ????? ?????. ??? ??????? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????" In 2002, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed had the vision for the first (and only) Humanitarian Freezone in the world. In 2003, He launched the International Humanitarian City. Now it is the largest and busiest logistics hub for humanitarian aid in the world. IHC joins Sheikh Mohammed's other global humanitarian initiatives such as Noor Dubai, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment, Al Jalila Foundation, and UAE Water Aid. As HH Sheikh Mohammed has always said, 'we do not hesitate to help and support the brother, the ill-fated friend or the needy wherever they are. This is our message to the world, and this is the United Arab Emirates.'
A photo posted by Haya Bint Al Hussein (@hrhprincesshaya) on
 
???? ??????? ?????? ?? ????? ???? ? ??? ???? ??????? ????? ??????. ???? ???? ???????? ???? ??? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ?????? ??????? ???? ?????? ????? ???? ????? ????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???? ???????? ??????? ???????. ??? ??? ????? ???????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????????? ????????? ?? ????? ???????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? As we began to descend for landing in Haiti, we were hit by a huge storm. And as they opened the doors of the plane it was lashing rain. But I had the most wonderful welcome ever, the Jordanian Peace Keepers. I was so proud to see them, and they took such good care of me and our party throughout our stay. These brave men sent special greetings to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, and to the people of the UAE. They asked me to say that they were very proud to see an Arab country send such a huge airlift to Haiti, where they are serving.
A photo posted by Haya Bint Al Hussein (@hrhprincesshaya) on
The focus of the aid shipment (as cholera is a growing concern) is facilitating access to a sufficient supply of quality water, education, shelter, child protection, health and nutrition for those affected.
The UAE has always played an important role in providing aid and assistance during disasters and crises. Last month, per the direction of HH Shaikh Mohammed, over 100 tonnes of aid were delivered to Entebbe, Uganda for 60,000 South Sudanese refugees that had fled the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.


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