UAE sends aid to Ukrainian refugees in Moldova

Thirty tonnes of food supplies were sent to people displaced by the war

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The UAE sent 30 tonnes of food supplies to Moldova on Thursday to support Ukrainian refugees.

The aircraft carrying the aid was dispatched as part of the country's ongoing relief air bridge that was established in March, state news agency Wam reported.

The air bridge was first set up to help Ukrainians that have been forced to leave their homes due to the war and has been used to send food and medicine to those who need it.

“Since the start of the crisis, the UAE has been supporting international efforts to ease the hardship of Ukrainian refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries,” said UAE Ambassador to Ukraine Ahmed Salim Al Kaabi.

Two weeks ago, the UAE sent a plane to Warsaw, Poland, carrying 50 tonnes of food as well as ambulances loaded with medical equipment to help Ukrainian civilians.

The influx of Ukrainians into neighbouring countries is made up predominantly of women, children and the elderly.

Many more are expected to follow, although more than half a million people have since returned to Ukraine, a trend enabled by the recent reduction in fighting.

Updated: April 28, 2022, 9:38 PM