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UAE RCS dispatches more relief supplies for Palestinians

posted on 07/07/2002: 546 views

A planeload of 40 tonnes of relief supplies from the UAE Red Crescent Society, RCS, will leave here today for Jordan to deliver for the Palestinian people various relief items, including medical equipment and medicine at a total cost of Dhs5 million. The plane, which is the 19th of its kind to be dispatched by the RCS to the Palestinians, is being accompanied by a combined officials from the RCS and Emirates Committee for the Relief of Palestinians.

According to Khalifa Nasir Al Suwaidi, RCS Board Chairman, the consignment, which is being delivered to help alleviate the sufferings of the Palestinian people, came to crown the efforts of co-operation and coordination between the two organisations, seeking to provide the best humanitarian services to the Palestinians, adding that it also seeks to unite the country's efforts and enhance its role in humanitarian services. He pointed out that the coordination between the two organisations is in line with the directives of Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, who is also the chairman of the UAE RCS.

Both have reiterated the need to join forces to implement charity programmes. Ibrahim Bumelha, Dubai Attorney General and Chairman of the Emirates Committee for the Relief of Palestinians, said that the two organisations have held series of meetings in recent time with the aim of coordinating their work in implementation of the directives of the country's leadership, who urged the organisations to unite their efforts to give all the necessary support to the Palestinian people, adding that tomorrows consignment, which would be followed by more of its kind, reflect the fruit of a constructive cooperation between the two organisations. He pointed out that the two organisations were committed to discharging various charity and humanitarian projects in Palestine and urged all other charity organisations in the country to join forces with them. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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