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UAE relief team set a camp at the Libyan-Tunisian Borders

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WAM Tunisia, Apr 11th, 2011 (WAM)--The UAE relief team has began setting up of a camp to assist the Libyan people at Al Dhabiya district at the Libyan-Tunisian borders. It also dispatched 17 trucks laden with various food items, medicines and blankets.

Khalfan Saeed Al Qareeni, deputy head of the UAE relief team, said that the setting up of the camp in cooperation with the Tunisian Red Crescent Society, was to shelter over 100 Libyan families, indicating that the UAE relief team was working on many fronts to assist the Libyan people upon the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to ease the suffering of refugees stranded at the borders.

For their part, the families stranded at Al Dhabiya district at the Libyan-Tunisian borders thanked the UAE for its concerted humanitarian role in such dire conditions.

Dr Mohammed Lutfi, member of the central committee of the Tunisian Red Crescent Society, lauded the UAE's role for its support to the Libyan people.

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