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Mohammed orders creation of airlift to send relief goods from Dubai to Libya


Today (Tuesday), IHC sent a second plane to the Libyan city of Benghazi carrying approximately 100 tons of shelter, food and telecommunications items from the stocks of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Humanitarian Response Depot of the United Nations World Food Program (UNHRD). ) and IT and Telecommunications Rapid Support and Emergency Team (FITTEST)

Khaled Khalifa, Senior Advisor and UNHCR Representative to the GCC countries, praised the humanitarian role of the UAE, which is a role model in providing the necessary support to facilitate the work of humanitarian and aid organizations in the response. to emergencies in the region and its surroundings. all over the world, through its global reservations hosted in Dubai.

“The humanitarian situation in Libya is catastrophic. The storm and floods caused massive destruction and huge loss of life and left thousands of people displaced after their homes and property were destroyed, and in desperate need of urgent assistance,” he said. “Thanks to IHC’s generous support, UNHCR will be able to continue to support ongoing relief efforts and deliver necessary supplies to the areas and people most affected by the floods in Libya,” he added.

Following the crisis, IHC urgently mobilized resources through its Global Humanitarian Impact Fund to facilitate a humanitarian relief airlift to assist people affected by the devastating impact of Storm Daniel. The catastrophic event has claimed thousands of lives and left many missing.

On Saturday morning, the first charter plane arrived in Benghazi, Libya, carrying more than 36 tons of crucial relief items from the stockpiles of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.

“In the face of this tragic disaster, the delivery of 29 metric tons of essential medicines, trauma and emergency surgical supplies to Libya from the WHO Global Logistics Center in Dubai International Humanitarian City is a symbol of regional solidarity. Thanks to the generous support of the Dubai government and IHC, these supplies will reach more than 250,000 people. It exemplifies our shared commitment to WHO’s regional vision of “Health for all, for all,” said Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean.

IHC’s active role in humanitarian crises in the region reaffirms its status as the world’s largest humanitarian center and its ongoing efforts to support and coordinate the work of a global network of humanitarian centers. IHC’s approach prioritizes preparedness and rapid response to global crises to maximize the collective impact of sustainable humanitarian efforts.


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