The UAE continues to operate its relief air bridge for those affected by the Greek fires

The UAE continues to operate its relief air bridge for those affected by the Greek fires

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The UAE continues to operate its relief air bridge for those affected by the Greek fires

The UAE continues to provide assistance to those affected by forest fires in the friendly Republic of Greece, to enhance protection for civilians and provide their necessary needs, in addition to its contribution to extinguishing the fires. The country left this morning for the Greek capital, Athens, the second plane within the air bridge operated by the UAE through its humanitarian arm, the Red Crescent Authority, which carries large quantities of food and health materials, nutritional supplements for children, and firefighting materials such as firefighting clothes, pumps, water hoses and accessories. An Emirati helicopter is also currently participating in extinguishing the fires in a number of locations around the Greek capital. This aid comes in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, “may God protect him”, and the orders of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, representative of the ruler in the region. Al Dhafra, Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority. His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, stressed that the UAE has strengthened its efforts to extinguish the fires in Greece, based on its humanitarian and moral responsibility towards countries and peoples experiencing crises and emergency disasters, and the protection of civilians from their humanitarian repercussions. Al-Falahi said that the unprecedented forest fires that Greece is currently witnessing due to climatic changes and rising global temperatures require our support and support to overcome these difficult conditions. He stressed that the UAE was, as always, one of the first countries to declare its solidarity with the friendly Greek people in this ordeal, and its leadership was proactive in providing support and assistance and harnessing capabilities, especially logistical ones, to enhance the efforts currently being made to put out and besiege fires and limit their spread and extension to other regions.. To send a helicopter that is currently operating to fight fires in coordination and cooperation with the competent Greek authorities. Regarding the relief operations and humanitarian programs, Al-Falahi said that the Emirates Red Crescent Authority has prepared a relief program that meets the needs of the Greek arena in terms of urgently necessary materials and supplies, according to the field assessment and reports received by the authority from there, in the light of which an air bridge is currently being operated to transport supplies urgently. for the population and affected in the affected areas. The Secretary-General of the Red Crescent stressed that the authority will continue its relief supplies and humanitarian programs for the affected people in Greece and will be by their side until the disaster conditions clear up and conditions return to normal in the affected areas. – Ml –