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UAE relief materials arrive in Benghazi

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A UAE convoy, carrying 735 tons of foodstuff, medicines, medical equipment and 6 ambulances, arrived in Benghazi yesterday as part of the aid consignment ordered dispatched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the people of brotherly Libya. Head of the relief team Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz said the UAE had, so far, provided over 3,000 tons of relief materials to Libya, including 30 ambulances. The team's deputy head Saleh bin Ashour said the carefully selected materials were bought from the Egyptian market, based on a study of the actual needs in Libya. The UAE team is made up of representatives from the Zayed bin Sultan Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Works, the Khalifa bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and the UAE Red Crescent Authority. - Emirates News Agency, WAM