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UAE to send 4000 tonnes of relief aid to Somalia

posted on 19/05/2007: 627 views

The UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS) will send 4000 thousand tonnes of various relief materials to Somalia to help refugees and victims of the ongoing conflict in the Horn of Africa country, it was announced today.

Chairman of the RCS's Board of Directors Khalifa Nasser Al-Suwaidi said the most recent UAE's relief aid to Somalia is in line with the directives of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and will be followed up on by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and President of RCS.

Accordingly, the emergency consignments, he said, include 1500 metric tonnes of rice, 1250 metric tonnes of sugar, 500 metric tonnes of flour among other food relief materials.

The relief materials will be distributed in Somalia in close cooperation with the international humanitarian agencies working on ground in Somalia, he added.

The UAE's relief aid is in response to the deteriorating tragic humanitarian situation in the conflict-torn country, Al-Suwaidi noted. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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