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UAE Delivers 400 Tons of Food Aid to Gaza

Sun 05 May 2024 | 07:58 PM
Israa Farhan

The United Arab Emirates, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced the successful delivery of 400 tons of food aid to the people of Gaza, specifically targeting the northern region.

The delivery and distribution of life-saving food aid, in partnership with USAID, will provide food for about 120,000 people, as part of the UAE's steadfast commitment to providing relief and addressing the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation of the UAE, emphasized the significance of safely and successfully delivering food aid to Gaza, especially in the northern region.

She described it as a crucial step in expanding current relief efforts, reiterating the UAE's solidarity with the Palestinian people and its commitment to alleviating the suffering in Gaza.

She also highlighted the UAE's continued collaboration with international partners to intensify efforts to ensure aid reaches those most in need.

Sean Carroll, President and CEO of ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid), expressed deep gratitude for the support provided by the government and people of the UAE. He stated that this support enables the delivery of food aid and meets the urgent needs in northern Gaza.

Following the allocation of $15 million from the Amalthea Fund to support aid flows in Gaza, the UAE continues to cooperate with partners and international organizations to effectively deliver food and relief supplies by land, air, and sea, enhancing the humanitarian response and meeting the needs of the people of Gaza.

To date, the UAE has delivered over 31,000 tons of urgent humanitarian supplies, including food, relief, and medical supplies, through 256 flights, 46 air drops, 1,231 trucks, and six ships.

Moreover, the UAE has launched several other sustainable relief projects to provide food and water to the people of Gaza. These efforts include the establishment of five automated bakeries to meet the needs of 72,000 people, providing flour to eight existing bakeries serving 17,140 people, and the construction of six water desalination stations (with a total capacity of 1.2 million gallons of water) benefiting up to 600,000 people daily.