Dubai: Emirates Red Crescent ( ERC ) has shipped a relief plane to Tehran holding 95 tonnes of humanitarian relief to aid those vulnerable to the floods in Iran.
The support was delivered following the instructions of the President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan as an element of the mutual efforts between the UAE and Saudi Arabia to ease the grief of Iranian citizens affected by the floods.
The guidance has been given to the flood-affected with the help of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
It is being carried out with the close supervision of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and chairman of the ERC. The aircraft that was accompanied by an ERC delegation provided the relief aid, which added food supplies, tents and shelter materials.
The ERC aggravated its interaction with Iran to recognize the consequences of the flood on local people and know about their current requirements, with a focus on food and shelter.
The ERC claimed that Shaikh Khalifa’s measures emphasizes the UAE’s fraternity and solidarity with the Iranian people while straining that its relief operations in Iran are due to the attention of the UAE and its reign to assist those affected by humanitarian crises and natural disasters, without consideration for any non-humanitarian issues.
It also stated that the initiative is being monitored by the ERC’s authority, due to its need to ease the consequence of the catastrophe. The ERC noted that the joint UAE-Saudi initiative signifies progress in their joint humanitarian ventures and will help the flood-affected in Iran to overcome their present situations.