Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid ordered emergency relief supplies to Haiti, which is expected to be severely affected by Hurricane Irma.
A B747-400 aircraft carrying the aid flew out of Dubai International Airport this morning headed to Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. The plane is expected to land in Haiti later on Friday.
The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai was responding to a request from the United Nations World Food Programme and UNHRD partners.
The aircraft has been loaded with more than 90 metric tonnes of key relief items made available by International Humanitarian City (IHC) members. Among the relief and survival items on board are food and non-food supplies including mobile storage units, lighting equipment, water purification kits, and pool testers. More info