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Under the directives of Mohammed bin Rashid, additional relief aid for those affected by the events in Sudan


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Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, the International City for Humanitarian Services conducted a third flight of aid intended for those affected by the crisis in Sudan, which was provided by the World Health Organization from its warehouses in the city.

On board a private plane of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, may God protect him, the city transported more than 10 metric tons of necessary relief materials to Aswan, in southern Egypt, which serves as a pivotal gateway for aid distribution in that region.

The aid contained basic medical materials, and the number of direct beneficiaries is estimated at about 49,000 people in urgent need of assistance.

His Excellency Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Chairman of the Higher Committee for the Supervision of the International City for Humanitarian Services, expressed his gratitude for the support provided by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, may God protect him, for these important relief efforts, reiterating his Excellency’s commitment to providing immediate and life-saving assistance to many of those affected. due to the Sudanese crisis.

His Excellency said: “In close coordination with the World Health Organization, the International City for Humanitarian Services successfully completed the third air shipment for relief to meet the urgent needs of the affected population and enhance its role as a major supporter of individuals in need.”

Firm commitment

His Excellency affirmed the city’s firm commitment to alleviating the suffering caused by the ongoing crisis in Sudan, noting that “over the past 20 years, the city has been committed to providing vital humanitarian aid to people in need around the world, and through this outstanding performance, Dubai has emerged as the largest center My world for humanitarian efforts, as the city played a crucial role in promoting this positive transformation.

“We will continue our work to create a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable groups when they need it most,” said the head of the Higher Committee for Supervision of Al Madinah.

A pivotal role

For his part, Robert Blanchard of the emergency operations team of the World Health Organization in Dubai said that the support provided by the International Humanitarian City, the government of Dubai and the UAE has strengthened the work of the organization’s health emergency program and the ongoing efforts to respond and protect the health of the most vulnerable populations in the world.

He added: «The World Health Organization’s logistics center in Dubai continues to play a vital role in responding to acute health emergencies around the world, and due to the crisis in Sudan, the organization’s rapid response emerged through the immediate delivery of essential medicines as well as medical supplies for trauma and surgery via two planes. two tenants, providing support to people in need of healthcare in Sudan.”

And the UN official continued, saying: “Being aware of the state of pressure on health facilities at the borders in Egypt, the World Health Organization is sending an additional 10 metric tons of medical supplies and supplies to Aswan to meet the medical needs of approximately 49,000 patients who arrived from Sudan to Egypt, as they include Health supplies Non-communicable disease kits to treat high blood pressure and diabetes, in addition to acute malnutrition kits for children to provide immediate care to more than 4,000 children.

He explained that “yesterday’s flight” is the 13th flight to be sent from the logistics center of the World Health Organization during the current year, “which confirms the growing demand for health supplies in response to emergencies around the world.”

He added, “The urgent supplies trip represents an important step to address the dire humanitarian situation, and the International City for Humanitarian Services remains committed to providing support and access to everyone who needs assistance.”

previous aid

Last month, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, may God protect him, the “International City” sent two relief shipments to those affected by the ongoing conflict in Sudan. The first carried 80 metric tons of basic supplies that were shipped from the global stockpile of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Refugee Affairs, in Dubai, funded by the city’s Global Humanitarian Impact Fund.

The second shipment carried approximately 32 metric tons of essential supplies, which were shipped from UNHCR stocks in city warehouses in Dubai, in response to the same emergency humanitarian crisis.