Humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered three additional airlifts to send humanitarian aid to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh from Dubai’s International Humanitarian City (IHC).

IHC is a non-profit project of the United Arab Emirates, working in the direction of humanitarian aid. Opened in 2003, it is also called the free zone of the IHC. The region is a free self-governing zone with authority that implements humanitarian projects. This territory encourages both commercial activities and related businesses.

The companies of the international humanitarian city are non-profit organizations, enterprises, non-religious and non-political organizations, which are mainly created to help areas suffering from poverty, hunger, wars and crises.

December, 6 flight delivered 100 metric tonnes of kitchen sets and prefabricated warehouses. Additional flights are planned to 11 and 13 December. They will contain the most important shelter supplies and other basic things for refugees.

For the period of a two months existance of the humanitarian hub ten relief aircrafts have been sent from Dubai to Dhaka, Bangladesh. The most needed food and relief supplies were delivered.

The air bridge supplies constant, effective and consensual transport and warehousing support to IHC members to optimise their aid delivery in response to the fastest-growing refugee emergency in the world.

IHC, located in Dubai, is the largest international humanitarian center in the world with nine United Nations agencies and nearly 50 NGOs and commercial entities as members.