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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has directed the provision of Dhs50m in humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people, through Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.
The aid comes as part of the UAE’s policy to provide urgent relief and assistance to vulnerable populations and those in need around the world in times of crisis, the state news agency, WAM, reported.
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Relief supplies for Palestinian People
In related news, the UAE has launched a campaign to provide relief aid to the Palestinian people impacted by the war in the Gaza Strip, under the theme ‘Tarahum – for Gaza’.
The campaign will establish centres to collect relief packages in partnership with humanitarian and charitable institutions, among others, WAM said.
The campaign was inaugurated on Sunday, October 15.
In other news, the UAE has sent two aircraft carrying 53 tonnes of relief aid to support the people of Afghanistan affected by the earthquake that struck the country recently, as part of the air bridge established under the directives of UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The shipment, which included food parcels and 500 tents, is in line with the UAE’s efforts to diversify its humanitarian aid to meet the needs of thousands of people affected by the earthquake, reported WAM.