4th relief ship sent to Socotra
(Socotra) – A fourth UAE relief ship carrying 750 tonnes of food and aid supplies has arrived at the Yemeni island of Socotra to aid locals affected by Cyclone Chapala.
The ship was dispatched by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the follow-up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
An official at the foundation said that the ship unloaded 450 tonnes of food and 300 tonnes of diesel fuel to help people affected by the hurricane, as part of emergency relief supplies being delivered to the area by ship and air.
Since June, the foundation has sent 16 air bridge flights carrying 615 tonnes of aid, and four ships carrying 10,750 tonnes of food and medicine.
To date, the Khalifa foundation has provided 11, 365 tonnes of urgent relief supplies to the brotherly people of Yemen.