UAE Sends 30 Metric Tonnes of Emergency Health Aid to Ukraine

  • Publish date: Monday، 07 March 2022
UAE Sends 30 Metric Tonnes of Emergency Health Aid to Ukraine
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(WAM) The United Arab Emirates on Monday sent an aircraft carrying 30 metric tonnes of emergency health aid and medical supplies, to Ukraine.

This came in response to the international humanitarian appeal to support displaced Ukrainians and refugees in neighbouring countries. There are more than 1.2 million refugees so far.

The aircraft landed in Lublin, Poland, and the medical and relief aid were handed over to the Ukrainian authorities in Poland to be transported to Ukraine.

Salem A. Al-Kaabi, the UAE‘s Ambassador to Ukraine, said, "Sending an aircraft with medical supplies and relief aid is part of the UAE’s steadfast commitment to essential humanitarian needs in conflicts involving civilians, especially women and children, and to provide whatever assistance we can in what is a deteriorating humanitarian situation."

Al-Kaabi also remarked that the UAE has announced a contribution of AED18.36 million (US$5 million) in response to the UN’s emergency appeal and the Regional Response Plan for Ukrainian refugees, as a reflection of the UAE’s commitment to the Principles of Humanitarian Solidarity in conflicts.