International Humanitarian City runs an air bridge to Ethiopia & Sudan
Under the directives of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai flew two additional aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to support and relieve tens of thousands of Ethiopian refugees to Sudan, announcing the opening of a humanitarian airlift to transport relief and shelter materials to help in the escalating humanitarian situation.
International Humanitarian City sends relief planes
The World Health Organization (WHO) from its warehouses inside the warehouses of the International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai provided 96 metric tons of medical supplies to help about 200,000 patients through the Emirates Air Cargo plane left Dubai International Airport bound for Ethiopia.
Another UAE Air cargo plane departed from Dubai International Airport bound for Sudan with 95 metric tons of relief and shelter help provided by the IHC community, including the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Federation of Red Cross Societies (IFRC) send relief and shelter materials stored inside the warehouses of the IHC in Dubai, to help 40,000 Ethiopian refugees pour into eastern Sudan.
Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Supervising the IHC, His Excellency Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, said that the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to open a humanitarian air bridge to help in the escalating humanitarian situation of refugees and displaced persons. Fleeing from Ethiopia to Sudan reflects His Highness’s continuous efforts to support and serve communities and individuals in need globally and to promote international humanitarian work.
International Humanitarian City Initiative
Robert Blanchard added: The initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the government of the United Arab Emirates, the International Humanitarian City (IHC) comes in response to health emergencies on the ground in Sudan and to support the global medical supply operations of the World Health Organization is stressing that the rapid dispatch of these medicines life-saving medical supplies are responded the health emergencies, especially as we respond at the same time to the massive demands associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The World Health Organization’s logistics team in Dubai, Dr Robert Blanchard said: In response to the ongoing health needs in Ethiopia, the World Health Organization immediately dispatched 96 metric tons of medical supplies including life-saving cholera supplies, trauma, malaria drugs, and emergency health supplies. Besides sets of medical tools and devices concerned with emergency surgery from its logistical center within the IHC in Dubai, UAE, showing that the medical supplies, valued at $ 300,000, will cover about 200,000 patients.