UAE sends second round of aid to Libya

A second plane loaded with supplies left the UAE on Wednesday morning for Al Abraq in Libya, carrying food aid, winter clothes, blankets and health rations.

DUBAI // A second plane loaded with supplies left the UAE on Wednesday morning for Al Abraq in Libya, carrying food aid, winter clothes, blankets and health rations.

The air bridge supply chain comprises three cargo planes, the first of which was sent last Sunday carrying emergency aid. The third plane will follow at a later date.

The gesture comes within the framework of the UAE’s support for the Libyan people in these difficult circumstances and out of brotherly and humanitarian duty in such hard times.

The UAE’s overseas aid donations more than tripled to Dh21.63 billion in 2013, a report released on Monday shows.

The Foreign Aid Report showed aid increased 270 per cent from Dh5.83bn in 2012 – a historic achievement, said Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development.

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Published: February 4, 2015 04:00 AM

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