The UAE has airlifted vital supplies to support those affected by a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
It comes following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
An aid flight chartered by the International Humanitarian City (IHC) departed from Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) for Kigali in Rwanda to deliver aid in the neighbouring DRC.
The aid consignment of 93 tonnes contains water purification kits from the WFP’s UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD), and Shelter Relief Items & PPE from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC).
The supplies will help those affected by the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano near Goma in DRC.
.@HHShkMohd orders humanitarian aid flight to volcano-hit Goma in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Aid flight transports 93 metric tonnes of relief material from warehouses of global aid agencies in @IHC_UAE. #Dubai pic.twitter.com/jjidnbOTNI— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) June 14, 2021