Volunteers playing vital role in rescue operations: UAE Ministry of Interior - GulfToday

Volunteers playing vital role in rescue operations: UAE Ministry of Interior


Flood-affected residents are being taken to safer places.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The UAE authorities have deployed number of volunteers to look after the well being of people rescued from the rain-hit areas.

Brigadier General Dr Ali Salem Al Tunaiji the Ministry of Interior spokesman, gave this information during the media briefing on Thursday.

“Around 60 volunteers are taking care of families after their transfer to hotel housing units, especially families of senior citizens, children, and families who have no breadwinner or need help during the emergency shelter period,” said Al Tunaiji.

“40 volunteers are helping to transport the affected people in four-wheel drive vehicles, along with buses and vehicles provided by various stakeholders to transport and secure families,” he said.

Al Tunaiji commended the role of Ministry of of Community Development (MoCD) which for its support and help during the rescue operations.

“The MoCD manages a number of registered, trained and qualified volunteers in the "National Volunteering Platform" who are making unremitting efforts to organise the process of transporting and serving affected families,” Al Tunaiji said.

Al Tunaiji called upon public that the official authorities should be their first source for any information related to events that may occur in the future, in order to avoid any rumours or false information,.

He also urged everyone to adhere to the instructions issued by the competent authorities that aim to protect them and ensure their safety.


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