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UAE relief plane to arrive Haiti tomorrow

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WAM Abu Dhabi, 18th Jan 2010 (WAM) -- A UAE Red Crescent relief plane will land tomorrow at Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti, from Panama.

It will carry 45 tons of medicine, medical staff, food and relief supplies purchased from the local market in coordination with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The first 100 ton aid plane of the UAE air bridge to relieve quake victims in Haiti will leave Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

In the same time, a delegation from UAE Red Crescent Authority will be heading tomorrow to Haiti via Dominican Republic to coordinate the relief distribution to the victims.

HE Mohammad Al-Qamzi, Secretary-General of the UAE Red Crescent Authority, said that the UAE relief agency is intensifying its efforts to alleviate suffering of the earthquake victims in implementation of directives given by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for delivery of humanitarian assistance to Haiti.

He added that the RCA is working on several aspects to satisfy the growing needs of the victims.

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