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The UAE today sent an aid plane containing 46 metric tons of food and medical supplies to Ethiopia in support of the humanitarian situation in the Tigray region.
Mohamed Salem Al Rashedi, UAE Ambassador to Ethiopia, said, "The UAE has a strong relationship with Ethiopia, and this assistance is part of the directives of the UAE's wise leadership to provide humanitarian and development assistance to brotherly and friendly peoples."
"The UAE is working to support the humanitarian and development situation in Ethiopia's Tigray region, which is suffering from the impact of war and the spread of COVID-19," he added. Moreover, Al Rashedi underscored the UAE's commitment to a humanitarian approach that extends emergency relief to countries in need and the support of the UAE's leadership to the people of Ethiopia and other peoples of the world to overcome humanitarian crises.
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The UAE has pledged Dhs 18.3 million (US$5 million) to support displaced people on the Ethiopian-Sudanese border in cooperation with the World Food Programme and other international organisations. Furthermore, it has sent six aircraft carrying nearly 300 metric tons of relief supplies through the International Humanitarian City in Dubai and its international partners.
The UAE has provided Ethiopia with 18.5 metric tons of medical supplies as part of its global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and supported WHO efforts in Ethiopia to deliver 15 metric tons of medical assistance. The UAE also contributed to WFP efforts by transporting a field hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients from Norway to Ethiopia.
The food shipment falls within the framework of the $3 billion (Dhs11 billion) Saudi Arabia-UAE joint aid package to support Sudan’s economic and financial stability, announced in April 2019.
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In April 2019, the UAE and Saudi Arabia announced their commitment to providing 540,000 tonnes of wheat to enhance food security in Sudan. Last month, both countries shipped two batches of wheat totalling 140,000 tonnes.
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