Her Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hossein, Chairperson of Dubai’s International Humanitarian Centre (IHC), shared images of relief aid being loaded on an Emirates airplane, which will be transported to quake-affected Indonesia.
Relief aid facilitated by IHC
Working closely with UNICEF, the humanitarian centre contributed to the relief aid donation by facilitating its transportation to Indonesia. Prince Haya wrote “A flight carrying emergency shelter for the people impacted by the Indonesian earthquake has left Dubai. These supplies facilitated by the IHC on behalf of UNICEF will provide essential equipment and support to those who need it most.”
92 metric tonnes of aid for Indonesia earthquake victims
Dubai’s IHC posted a series of videos showing 92 metric tonnes of aid being loaded in the Emirates airplane. As a kind gesture, according to Khaleej Times, the total cost of transporting the relief aid is taken up by Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
1,500 dead after Sulawesi earthquake
Last month, a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck the island of Sulawesi, claiming 1,500 lives and 2,500 people injured, leaving the city in devastation. The United Nations pledged a $15 million(Dhs55m) fund to assist the affected victims. What’s more, the Indonesian island of Lombok was struck by an earthquake last August, with a death toll of 550 people and 80,000 homes destroyed.