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UAE Dispatches Plane Carrying 55 Tonnes Of Relief And Medical Aid To Ukraine

The UAE has dispatched a plane fully loaded with 55 tonnes of relief and medical supplies, including 360 portable electric generators, 5,000 personal laptops for educational purposes, winter clothes, blankets, and medical aid to assist those affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

This is part of the UAE’s continuous efforts to provide relief and mitigate the severity of the humanitarian repercussions faced by Ukrainians as a result of the ongoing crisis. The humanitarian aid will be distributed through Poland and transferred into Ukraine.

Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Head of International Affairs Office at the Presidential Court, said: “This plane dispatched to the Republic of Ukraine, reflects the UAE’s keenness to extend assistance to the people of Ukraine, and support them through the provision of various supplies. We endeavor to alleviate the suffering of a large segment of Ukrainians, and meet their basic needs, particularly with respect to education and healthcare”.

For his part, Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Development Affairs, stated that the plane included various relief and supplies, comprising electricity generators, blankets, and winter clothes, to assist those impacted in Ukraine facing harsh winter conditions. The aid also intends to offer medical and educational resources and materials to support the healthcare and educational sectors in the country.

He affirmed the UAE’s commitment, that reflects the wise leadership’s unwavering approach, to implement all measures aiming to provide essential needs to nations across the world in times of humanitarian crises, and alleviate the severity of suffering, especially among the most vulnerable groups including women, children, and the elderly.

Since the outbreak of the crisis, the UAE has contributed urgent relief supplies to those affected in Ukraine, including US$100 million of humanitarian aid to Ukrainian civilians.

The UAE has also launched an air bridge to deliver relief aid, essential food items, and medical supplies, along with electricity generators, ambulances, and other medical and educational equipment. Furthermore, the UAE has dispatched planes carrying aid to Ukrainian refugees in neighboring countries such as Poland, Moldova, and Bulgaria.

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