Wednesday, April 04, 2018

HRH Princess Haya shares photos of Dubai's latest humanitarian mission to Papua New Guinea

Dubai has sent a plane loaded with supplies to Papua New Guinea | April 3, 2018

Following a devastating earthquake in February, more than 270,000 people in the southwest Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea need help. Thanks to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, that assistance is on the way.
In a series of images shared to Instagram on Monday evening, HRH Princess Haya shared news of an 80-tonne supply drop leaving Dubai.

Read:Here’s how Princess Haya is helping to tackle world hunger

The plane was provided by HH Sheikh Mohammed, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE.
“WFP today airlifted more than 80 metric tons of life-saving, relief items from International Humanitarian City in Dubai to Papua New Guinea,” HRH Princess Haya wrote in her caption. The supplies would help around 60,000 people, she said.
The plane left from Dubai’s International Humanitarian City, which is the UN World Food Programme’s largest humanitarian hub.
More than 60 per cent of WFP relief deliveries leave from Dubai, Stefano Peveri, head of the UN Humanitarian Response Depot, said.
“We are grateful for Sheikh Mohammed’s generosity in rapidly providing this plane. His support is crucial to deliver humanitarian assistance to those most affected by this natural disaster,” Peveri continued.
Among those supplies were the nutrient-dense disaster relief biscuits that Princess Haya began funding with the WFP in January.
“HRH Princess Haya’s generosity is literally a life-saver. When an emergency happens, WFP must deliver food quickly, and this effort will put our emergency response into another gear so we can save lives anywhere, anytime,” said the programme’s executive director David Beasley at the time.
Here’s hoping those supplies give the people of Papua New Guinea the relief they need.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for other countries for helping Papua New Guinea for relief..