UAE President, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan pledges Dh37 million ($10 million) worth of donation as support and assistance to the super typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.
According to WAM (Emirates News Agency), the announcement of support is based on the instruction of the President. “The UAE extends its deepest sympathies for the loss of life and property,” the Government said.
“The UAE stands by the people of the Philippines in these tragic circumstances and commends the Government of the Philippines and its emergency workers for making all possible efforts in providing aid and relief to the victims.
“The UAE believes that the international community must stand together in times like these and assist the relief efforts. With this contribution, the UAE Government affirms its deep solidarity with those affected by this natural disaster in the Philippines. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrible tragedy and their families.”
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa has already sent his condolence to the President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III, for Filipino families with casualties of Super Typhoon Haiyan.
Ambassador of the Philippines to UAE Grace Relucio- Princesa extended gratitude to H.H Sheikh Khalifa for the pledged.
Overseas Filipino Workers in the UAE are currently mobilizing aids such as cash and good donations through their respective organizations.
As of press time, super typhoon Haiyan aftermath left Philippines 620,000 people were displaced and 9.5 million “affected” across nine regions base in the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).