International Humanitarian City send 30 tons aids to Lebanon
In the context of the UAE’s continued solidarity with the brotherly Lebanese people in the recent ordeal that occurred as a result of the violent explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut, the International Humanitarian City in Dubai continued to transfer more additional aid by air to Lebanon.
International Humanitarian City medical aids send to Lebanon
The aid included flying two Emirates Airlines planes from Dubai International Airport, carrying more than 30 tons of aid, including nearly 12 tons of medical supplies from the World Health Organization (WHO), and 18 tons of hygiene funds from the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC).
“We will continue to support the relief efforts of our humanitarian community in order to ensure the delivery of appropriate assistance to the Lebanese brothers affected by the explosion, in addition to providing the necessary medical assistance to combat the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Giuseppe Saba, Executive Director of the International Humanitarian City.
International Humanitarian City additional aids
The International Humanitarian City in Dubai continued to transfer more additional aid by air to Lebanon, as part of the UAE’s continued solidarity with the brotherly Lebanese people in their recent ordeal as a result of the violent explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut.
Cooperation between the International Humanitarian City and (Emirates Air Cargo)
The new aid directed to Lebanon represents the joint efforts between the International Humanitarian City and (Emirates Air Cargo), which facilitate the transfer of humanitarian aid based on the values of the Emirate of Dubai in supporting relief efforts for those in dire need of it.
The continuation of the UAE aid to Lebanon reflects the keenness of the wise leadership of the UAE to stand by the brothers in various difficult situations and to extend a helping hand to everyone in need.
For his part, Robert Blanchard, from the World Health Organization Logistics Center in Dubai, said: “The continued humanitarian response to the Lebanese people as a result of the recent explosion in Beirut that killed nearly 178 people and left more than 6000 wounded, aims to support the treatment of the injured and the protection of workers in the field of Healthcare”.
“Hygiene funds will provide essential assistance and support to around 2,000 families affected by the Beirut port explosions,” said Ilir Kociaj, head of logistics in Dubai for the International Federation of Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies.
Ilir Kociaj added that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is working closely with the Lebanese Red Cross to ensure that additional measures are taken to prevent the “COVID-19” pandemic in the long term.
Aid workers also continue to work around the clock to support the thousands of people who lost their homes due to the disaster with medical treatment, shelter and psychological support.