The UAE is doing what it can to support the people of Lebanon during these difficult times, as over 300,000 residents of Beirut have found themselves displaced or homeless in the wake of the explosion which occurred last Tuesday evening in the city’s port.
Under the directives His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), a plane carrying over 40 tonnes of food supplies and medical equipment landed in Beirut yesterday.
The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), which is overseeing the initiative, is working closely with the Humanitarian Assistance Bureau at the UAE embassy in Beirut to ensure the supplies are distributed fairly so as many people as possible benefit from the aid.
The ERC Secretary General, Dr. Mohammed Atiq Al Falahi, has noted that "the response plan includes a significant amount of assistance and psychological support for kids, especially that all available reports indicate an increased number of victims among children."
According to Arabian Business, relief flights from Saudi Arabia and Iran also landed in Lebanon on Friday following others from France, Kuwait, Qatar and Russia.
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