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The assistance included sending 13 relief, medical and food aid planes, including 7 planes to the Tigray region, carrying 220 tonnes.
Mohamed Salem Al Rashidi, UAE Ambassador to Ethiopia, said that the aid comes within the framework of the UAE’s efforts to provide all support to countries in need, especially to support women and children, to assist them in overcoming dire conditions, noting that the UAE has provided USD 85 million to support relief operations in Ethiopia in cooperation with international organisations.
Al Rashidi indicated that the UAE has always been among the first countries to provide relief aimed at achieving security and stability in all friendly African countries, given its leadership's belief that the world must stand in solidarity and unite in solving humanitarian challenges while harnessing all efforts to provide relief to those in need around the world.
The UAE has sent 500 tonnes of urgent food and medical aid to Addis Ababa since the beginning of the year until March 2022.
The United Nations appealed on Thursday for a record $41 billion to provide life-saving assistance next year to 183 million people worldwide caught up in conflict and poverty, led by a tripling of its programme in Afghanistan.
A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules landed in Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport, a defence spokesperson said, after a blanket of volcanic ash was cleared off the runway.
On the final day of the Taliban's first official trip to Europe since returning to power in August, the fundamentalists held talks behind closed doors with several Western diplomats.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) revealed that approximately 5.73 million employees have subscribed to the Unemployment Insurance Scheme since it went into effect on Jan.1, 2023, up until Sept.25, 2023.
Sheikh Hamdan inaugurated the third edition of the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport and honoured the winners of the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport.
She added that immediately after the operation, she had severe bleeding and blood accumulation in the neck, after which she was admitted to intensive care for two days.