Airlifts

airlift to Burkina Faso
19 Jun 2020

Press Release: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid marks World Refugee Day by supporting UNHCR with humanitarian airlift to Burkina Faso

Dubai, UAE: The Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, has marked World Refugee Day by chartering a cargo plane to deliver urgent humanitarian aid to Burkina Faso in support of the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Destined for Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, the plane left this morning Dubai International Airport with around 100 tons of aid,...

World Health Organization (WHO) shipment to Ethiopia in response to COVID-19
14 Apr 2020

World Health Organization (WHO) shipment to Ethiopia in response to COVID-19

A cargo of medical supplies in response to COVID-19, prepositioned within IHC by the World Health Organization, left Abu Dhabi airport for Ethiopia from where it will be distributed into 31 African Countries. WHO cargo valued over US$ 500,000 has been transported thanks to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation generosity. ...

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) AND INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN CITY (IHC) SUPPORTING TECHNICAL AND RELIEF EFFORTS OF WHO IN RESPONDING TO COVID-19
02 Mar 2020

UAE and IHC supporting technical and relief efforts of WHO in responding to COVID-19.

WHO, in collaboration with the IHC and Government of the UAE dispatched 7.5 tons of medical equipment and supplies via an emergency air charter. The WHO medical supplies include 200,000 surgical masks, 200,000 gloves, 70,000 N95 respirators and enough screening test kits to detect 100,000 cases. These infection prevention and control materials are intended to support health care workers and...

More Aid From Dubai Delivered to Mozambique and Zimbabwe Where Cyclone Idai’s Death Toll Rises to 746
31 Mar 2019

More Aid From Dubai Delivered to Mozambique and Zimbabwe Where Cyclone Idai’s Death Toll Rises to 746

Dubai, 31/03/2019 – For the second time in less than a week, Dubai’s International Humanitarian City (IHC) has dispatched a cargo flight made available by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, a Boeing 747, to deliver badly needed humanitarian aid to victims of Cyclone Idai. The Zimbabwe-bound flight...

As Mozambique Struggles with Cyclone Aftermath, Dubai’s IHC Extends Air Bridge to Deliver More Aid
28 Mar 2019

As Mozambique Struggles with Cyclone Aftermath, Dubai’s IHC Extends Air Bridge to Deliver More Aid

Dubai, 28/03/2019 –Three Mozambique-bound planes packed with life-saving aid are set to take off today from Dubai as, following the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the International Humanitarian City (IHC) arranges for additional airlifts to transport core relief items from the stockpile of its...

Dubai's IHC helps aid agencies and news outlets establish communications links  with flood-ravaged Mozambique
25 Mar 2019

Dubai’s IHC helps aid agencies and news outlets establish communications links with flood-ravaged Mozambique

Dubai, 25 March 2019 – As the immense scale of devastation is becoming apparent in Mozambique one week after Cyclone Idai, humanitarian workers and journalists face huge difficulties in gaining access to the affected areas and establishing communications with the outside world. Aware of the challenging situation, the International Humanitarian City (IHC) has deployed its light flyaway communications kit to...

IHC Airlifts Aid for Victims of Devastating Cyclone in Mozambique
20 Mar 2019

IHC Airlifts Aid for Victims of Devastating Cyclone in Mozambique

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, generously offered his private plane, a B747, to deliver, in the coming days, much needed humanitarian assistance to those most affected by the natural disaster in Mozambique. Meanwhile, the International Humanitarian City is supporting its partners and together they are working to...

humanitarian aid to Jordan
13 Nov 2018

3 Airlifts of humanitarian aid to support Jordanian families affected by the floods

Dubai, 13 November 2018 – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday ordered another airlift of humanitarian aid to Jordan. Further to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid...