UAE contributes Dh26.4m to Haiti

UAE-based organisations are working very hard to ensure victims of the earthquake receive the assistance they need to accelerate the recovery process. (REUTERS)

UAE-based donor organisations have contributed emergency aid worth Dh26.4 million to victims of the Haiti disaster, according to the country's Office for the Co-ordination of Foreign Aid (OCFA).

The latest figures have been reported to the United Nations' Financial Tracking Service, a global, on-line, real-time database of humanitarian funding needs and contributions.

Emergency supplies include food, water, medicine and items such as tents and blankets, as well as access to aid and medical personnel.

"OCFA is closely monitoring the humanitarian situation in Haiti in order to assess the victims' needs as they emerge, and communicate aid requirements with UAE-based donor organisations keen to support relief efforts," said Director-General Hazza Mohammed Falah Al Qahtani. "Our situation reports also provide updates on the flow of emergency supplies to enable the best allocation of all available resources."

"UAE-based organisations are working very hard to ensure victims of the earthquake receive the assistance they need to accelerate the recovery process.

"By reporting aid contributions to the UN, OCFA is providing a consolidated overview of the tremendous efforts of UAE-based donor organisations and the involvement of the UAE as a whole in the ongoing relief operations in Haiti."

According to figures by OCFA, the UAE Red Crescent Authority has contributed aid worth more than Dh9.3m, including cash, emergency medical aid and medical personnel.

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation provided an in-kind contribution consisting of an assessment team and 77 tonnes of medical supplies and food valued at Dh3.29m.

 

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