Airlifts

UNHCR to Bangladesh
27 Aug 2020

Aid Flight to Bangladesh

From its global stockpile in the International Humanitarian City in Dubai, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) sent a shipment of aid to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, following recent floods that struck a camp housing more than a million Rohingya refugees. The air flight which left Dubai International airport in the early hours of this morning to Bangladesh...

3rd Flight to Lebanon
21 Aug 2020

IHC humanitarian air-bridge continue to deliver aid to Lebanon

Dubai’s International Humanitarian City air-bridge continued today by airlifting additional aid to assist the Lebanese population. Two Emirates SkyCargo aircrafts, chartered by IHC, left Dubai International airport today, the first 07:30am and second 03:00pm Dubai time, carrying approx. 30 metric tons of aid, with approximately 12 tons of medical supplies from the World Health Organisation (WHO), and 18Mt of hygiene kits...

WHO aid to lebanon
11 Aug 2020

More aid from Dubai delivered to Lebanon

Dubai’s International Humanitarian City today airlifted more aid to help emergency relief efforts in Beirut, with the approval of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. An Emirates SkyCargo plane left Dubai carrying 24.88 metric tons of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE), including surgical masks, goggles,...

AID TO LEBANON
05 Aug 2020

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid orders emergency aid flight for WHO and IFRC after deadly Beirut blasts

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered an emergency aid flight to be sent to Beirut following yesterday’s deadly blast. A 747 jumbo jet will take off from Dubai today carrying approximately 30 tons of aid relief, including trauma kits, surgical supplies and personal protection equipment...

WFP flight to CAR
14 Jul 2020

UAE supports WFP airlift life-saving relief to people affected by food insecurity in Central African Republic (CAR)

Thanks to the support of the United Arab Emirates, the World Food Programme (WFP) airlifted life-saving, high energy biscuits from its Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in the International Humanitarian City in Dubai to Bangui in Central African Republic (CAR). With a cargo of more than 52 metric tons of the nutritious high energy biscuits the plane facilitated by H.H Sheikh...

airlift to Burkina Faso
19 Jun 2020

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...