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UAE airlifts aid to quake-hit Indonesia
By A Staff Reporter October 21, 2018
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DUBAI: With the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the International Humanitarian City facilitated a second airlift of much-needed relief items from the UAE to Indonesia.

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of Sheikh Mohammed tweeted, “A second International Humanitarian City (IHC) operated airlift has departed Dubai carrying tarpaulins and family tents provided by UNHCR which will help 31,000 men, women and children with much-needed shelter in the wake of the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia.”

“The aid that left IHC warehouses yesterday has landed in Kuala Lumpur and is now on its way to Indonesia where people will receive relief.”

Princess Haya said, “The airlift was made possible thanks to the generous support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in response to the devastation that followed the earthquake and tsunami in the Indonesian city of Palu.”

The airlift comes in response to the devastating 7-magnitude earthquake, which hit large parts of the island of Lombok in August with a series of aftershocks in September. The deadly natural disaster has claimed the lives of at least 2,100 people, left nearly 400,000 people displaced, and caused damage and destruction to over 80,000 homes.

International Humanitarian City (IHC) is a global humanitarian hub in Dubai, which facilitates aid and development efforts around the world.

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