UAE’s humanitarian concern towards the underprivileged people who have been victims of natural disasters as well as armed conflicts have remained unprecedented.
An example that was yet again displayed by the leaders when they provided relief aid worth of AED830,000 to the displayed Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh who fled violence in Myanmar—making UAE the first Arab nation to do so!
Two emergency flights— sponsored by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and UNCHR—were airlifted for more than 25,000 refugees in Bangladesh.
The relief aid consisted of tents, shelter materials, blankets, sleeping mats and other essential items
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) September 12, 2017
Additionally, with the directives of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the follow-up of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) also provided urgent assistance to the Muslim minority group.
The ERC readily provides relief assistance to those in need around the world without any discrimination
— فرسان الإمارات (@Forsan_UAE) September 15, 2017
Just a week before, as per the directive of HH Sheikh Mohammed, emergency airlift containing relief aid worth AED712,500 was sent to Haiti after Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean. Read all about that here.