UAE Sends 50 Tonnes of Emergency Medical and Relief Aid to Ukraine

The United Arab Emirates on Thursday sent a plane carrying emergency food items with medical equipment as part of its continued humanitarian efforts to Ukraine civilians in need.

“We sent a plane to Warsaw, Poland carrying 50 tonnes of food items and ambulances with medical equipment as part of an ongoing relief air bridge established in March to meet the humanitarian needs of Ukrainian internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees,” UAE’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

UAE Ambassador to Ukraine, Ahmed Salim Al Kaabi said that the UAE will continue providing relief as a manifestation of its approach in support of international humanitarian efforts to help those in need.

“We will continue our support in order to help overcome those who are facing humanitarian crises and mitigating their suffering, especially among women and children,” Al Kaabi added.

Al Kaabi also reiterated UAE’s strong support for a political solution to the Russia-Ukraine war. “We support efforts to reach a political solution to the crisis and are keen to promote regional and international security and stability, along with its efforts to fulfill the humanitarian needs of affected civilians in Ukraine,” Al Kaabi added.

Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Senik expressed his sincere appreciation for the UAE’s efforts for prompt response to Ukraine’s humanitarian challenges.

“With each plane of medicine and medical supplies we see the humanitarian approach of the UAE leadership and their efforts to provide for the vital needs of Ukrainians affected by war,” Senik added.

According to the UN refugee agency, more than 4.1 million Ukraine have fled Ukraine to the neighboring countries since Russia’s invasion of the country on February 24, and they are in need of humanitarian aid.

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