UAE sends 50 tonnes of food aid to Zimbabwe

Supplies to meet needs of thousands of families and vulnerable groups

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Published: Tue 23 Aug 2022, 6:40 PM

The UAE on Tuesday sent a plane carrying 50 tonnes of essential food items to Zimbabwe to meet the needs of thousands of families and vulnerable groups such as women, children, and the elderly.

Dr Jassim Muhammad Al Qasimi, UAE Ambassador to Zimbabwe, said: "Sending food items to the Republic of Zimbabwe reflects the strong relations between our two nations and demonstrates the humanitarian role played by the UAE to support African countries and alleviate the humanitarian crises they face."

Al Qasimi underscored that Zimbabwe was one of the first countries to benefit from the medical aid sent by the UAE to combat Covid-19, wherein more than 8,000 healthcare workers benefited from assistance to enhance their efforts to contain the virus' spread.

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