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UAE Extends Humanitarian Aid to Flood and Landslide Victims in the Philippines

UAE Extends Humanitarian Aid to Flood and Landslide Victims in the Philippines

Providing Essential Support to Davao de Oro Communities

Dubai, April 3, 2024 – In a significant display of international solidarity, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has mobilized resources to assist those affected by the recent catastrophic floods and landslides in Davao de Oro Province, Philippines. Following heavy rainfall that devastated the Elizalde district, causing loss of lives, injuries, and extensive property damage, the UAE has stepped forward with a crucial supply of food aid to support the thousands of individuals impacted by this natural disaster.

Mohamed Obaid Alqataam Alzaabi, the UAE Ambassador to the Philippines, underscored the commitment of the UAE to providing timely and essential relief in crises, especially in scenarios of natural disasters leading to acute food shortages. “Dispatching food supplies is part of the UAE’s ongoing efforts to alleviate the hardships faced by affected communities, ensuring they receive the necessary support during these trying times,” stated Alzaabi.

Continued Aid and Solidarity

The initiative is a testament to the UAE’s dedicated humanitarian approach and its readiness to stand with nations in distress. Ambassador Alzaabi reaffirmed the UAE’s pledge to persist in its aid endeavors, aiming to furnish sustained assistance and support to those reeling from the effects of the floods in Davao de Oro.

Philippines Expresses Gratitude

The gesture of solidarity and support has been warmly received by the Philippine government, with Rex Gatchalian, Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, extending his gratitude towards the UAE and its leadership. “The UAE’s humanitarian response significantly contributes to our relief efforts, embodying a spirit of global brotherhood and cooperation in times of need,” remarked Gatchalian.

Impact and Forward-Looking Actions

The UAE’s intervention not only provides immediate relief but also emphasizes the importance of international cooperation in addressing the aftermath of natural disasters. By focusing on the urgent need for food supplies, the UAE aids in stabilizing the affected areas, paving the way for recovery and rehabilitation efforts.

As the communities in Davao de Oro begin to rebuild, the continued support from international partners like the UAE plays a vital role in restoring normalcy and hope amongst the affected populations. This act of kindness further strengthens the ties between the UAE and the Philippines, showcasing a shared commitment to humanitarian aid and mutual support in times of crisis.

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