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UAE sends 100 tonnes of aid to Madagascar after cyclone

DUBAI // Dubai is sending about 100 tonnes of aid to Madagascar after a cyclone there left dozens dead and tens of thousands displaced.

The Dh1 million aid shipment organised by Dubai’s International Humanitarian City was under the direction of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

The airlift will deliver medicine and medical supplies from the World Health Organisation for that could benefit 50,000 people for three months, reported Wam, the state news agency.

Also sent were 300,000 packages of ready-to-eat, high-energy biscuits prepared by the World Food Programme that could benefit 60,000 for five days.

Other aid includes shelter relief items from Unicef, tarpaulins and emergency shelter kits, and moving logistics equipment to distribute the aid to throughout the country, particularly remote areas.

Cyclone Enawo, which struck last week, was the strongest to hit Madagascar in 13 years.

More than 65,000 people have been displaced and 760,000 are expected to be affected, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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