Abu Dhabi: The UAE has sent a plane carrying 55 tones of relief and medical supplies, including generators, laptops, winter clothes, blankets, and medical aid to Ukraine’s citizens, who are affected by the ongoing conflict.
This is a part of the UAE’s continued efforts to help the humanitarian consequences that Ukrainians are facing as a result of the ongoing crisis and lessen their severity. The humanitarian supplies will be transported into Ukraine via Poland.
Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Head of International Affairs Office at the Presidential Court, said that, “This plane dispatched to the Republic of Ukraine, reflects the UAE’s keenness to extend assistance to the people of Ukraine, and support them through the provision of various supplies. We endeavor to alleviate the suffering of a large segment of Ukrainians, and meet their basic needs, particularly with respect to education and healthcare.”
Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Development Affairs, stated that the plane included various relief and supplies, comprising electricity generators, blankets, and winter clothes, to assist those impacted in Ukraine facing harsh winter conditions. The aid also intends to offer medical and educational resources and materials to support the healthcare and educational sectors in the country.
Al Shamsi affirmed the UAE’s commitment, which reflects the wise leadership’s unwavering approach, to implement all measures aiming to provide essential needs to nations across the world in times of humanitarian crises, and alleviate the severity of suffering, especially among the most vulnerable groups including women, children, and the elderly.
Since the crisis began, the UAE has sent vital supplies of relief to those in need in Ukraine, including $100 million in humanitarian aid for residents there. Along with energy generators, ambulances, and other medical and educational equipment, the UAE has also started an air bridge to transport relief aid, necessities, and medical supplies.
In addition, the UAE has sent flights to neighboring nations including Poland, Moldova, and Bulgaria to deliver relief to Ukrainian refugees.