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 government if the United Arab Emirates is extending its deepest sympathies for the people who lost their loved ones in this tragedy.
The Arab country stands by the people of the Philippines in this calamity and applauds the Philippine Government and its emergency and rescue group for exerting all possible efforts to provide aid and relief to the people suffering.
The United Arab Emirates trusts that the global community should work hand in hand in these trying times. The UAE Government, with this contribution to the Philippines, reaffirms its deep solidarity with the affected communities by this typhoon. The nation’s thoughts & prayers are with the victims of this terrible catastrophe 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).