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Sheikh Mohammed Charity to send planeload of supplies for Iranian quake victims

posted on 28/12/2003: 640 views

Under the directives of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Defence Minister, the Sheikh Mohammed Organisation for Charity and Humanitarian Works yesterday said that it will send a plane today carrying necessary relief supplies to Iranian victims of the devastating earthquake that hit the city of Bam. The decision was made during a meeting yesterday under the Chairmanship of Ibrahim Bu Melha, Deputy Chairman of Sheikh Mohammed's Organisation, in the participation of a number of other charity organisations.

Bu Melha said that it was decided to send daily flights to Iran with each plane carrying 100 tons of relief supplies. He said that first plane to leave tomorrow will carry a rescue team of 18 members including police dogs to search for survivors. Accompanying the delegation will also be two mobile clinics with a staff of four members each as well as other medical experts. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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