PM orders an air bridge of humanitarian aid to Nepal

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PM orders an air bridge of humanitarian aid to Nepal

PM orders an air bridge of humanitarian aid to Nepal

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, High Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has ordered an air bridge to supply aid to the victims of the most powerful earthquake to hit Nepal since 1934, claiming more than 4,100 lives and displacing thousands of people.
Sheikh Mohammed also directed instructions for a donation of 100,000 units of “Salma Halal Food” the ready-to-eat meals dedicated for emergency responses.
The first Boeing 747 took off from Dubai heading to Kathmandu airport with the first 90 metric tonnes of aid. The total volume of shipment that shall be sent through the air bridge will exceed 450 metric tonnes and include aid items consisting of emergency health kits, water purification units, water storage and distribution units, blankets, tents, tarpaulin, jerry cans, buckets, plastic sheets, solar lamps, ICT equipment and food items.
The International Humanitarian City, IHC, Dubai is running the air bridge in coordination with UN agencies, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, and a number of international humanitarian organisations, to mobilise the relief supplies.
(Courtesy WAM)

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