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Mohammed bin Rashid Est. to launch third phase of Libya relief campaign

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WAM Dubai, 13 Apr 2011 (WAM) -- Completing the first and second phases of its relief campaign in Libya successfully, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment announced today it would launch the third phase after ten days.

Ibrahim Bumelha, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Establishment, told reporters today after arriving from a humanitarian mission at the Egyptian-Libyan borders that the first and second phases of the relief programme had cost AED 10 million.

''About 1600 tonnes of food and medical assistance along with eight ambulances were delivered in the first and second phases. The third one will start after ten days and will include ten ambulances and a convoy of medical supplies,''he added.

He said that these humanitarian assistance were provided in line with instructions of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also patron of the Establishment.

''The delegation of the Establishment has delivered and distributed these assistance and assessed the situation on the ground so as to identify the type of assistance needed in the coming phase,''he said.

Major donors and charity societies who contributed to Establishment's humanitarian campaign were hounoured during the press conference.

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