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UAE dispatches three relief airlifts to Rohyinga refugees


UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered three additional airlifts to send humanitarian relief aid to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh from Dubai's International Humanitarian City (IHC).

The airlifts, to be carried out on B747 aircraft, will deliver supplies provided by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD).

Flights scheduled for 6, 11 and 13 December 2017 will be loaded with urgently needed shelter supplies and other basic items for tens of thousands of refugees.

The cargo departing on Wednesday, 6 December, provided by UNHCR at IHC, consists of 100 metric tonnes of kitchen sets and prefabricated warehouses

In the two months since the creation of the humanitarian air bridge for Rohingya refugees by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in late September 2017,

Ten relief aircrafts have so far been dispatched from Dubai to Dhaka, Bangladesh, since late September, on behalf of members of the IHC community.

They have delivered badly needed food and relief supplies. The last airlift, which took place on 28 November 2017, transported 101 metric tonnes of food, clothes, blankets and other core relief items provided by the Emirates Red Crescent.