In implementation of Mohammed bin Zayed’s directives … an Emirati aid plane carrying 40 tons of relief materials arrives in Lebanon – via the Emirates – news and reports

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In implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, representative of the ruler in the Al Dhafra region and head of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, to provide urgent humanitarian aid to those affected by the Beirut Port explosion in Lebanon, an Emirati plane arrived in the Lebanese capital carrying 40 tons of medicines, medical supplies and foodstuffs, in addition to nutritional supplements for children..

The Emirates Red Crescent Authority had started implementing the directives of the wise leadership, from the very beginning, and began to provide aid from the strategic stockpile of relief materials that are used in emergency and urgent crises..

Dr. Muhammad Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, affirmed that the directives of the wise leadership came within the framework of the efforts undertaken by the UAE and its wise leadership to limit the repercussions of disasters and crises, and to alleviate human suffering around the world .. These directives also embody the leadership’s concern about the implications of the humanitarian disaster. That befell its brothers in Lebanon, and its unlimited solidarity with the victims and the injured.

He said that the authority has developed a comprehensive humanitarian response plan to deal with the disaster and its humanitarian repercussions that include several stages, and the focus at this stage will be on medical aids and supplies to enhance the ability of Lebanese health institutions to provide the necessary medical care to the injured and help them to carry out their role towards them in these circumstances and in light of the large number of The victims and the wounded, pointing out that the scale of the disaster has weighed on the medical services in Lebanon, so it is imperative to support and support them and to overcome the obstacles and challenges they face..

In another axis, Al-Falahi emphasized that the authority’s response plan allocated a large amount of aid to provide the needs of children, take care of their health and psychology, and create appropriate conditions for treating the injured and those affected by them, especially since the reports received from the site of the event indicate an increase in the number of children affected by the disaster..

The Secretary General of the Red Crescent indicated that the organization is working in coordination with the Humanitarian Aid Office of the State’s embassy in Beirut to expand the umbrella of the beneficiaries of the authority’s aid in the Lebanese arena at the present time, and to strengthen the response plan on the ground, and to define priorities in the next phase, and actual needs based on monitoring The field and the daily follow-up that the office performs in cooperation and coordination with the competent Lebanese authorities.

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