Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 19 May 2019

Dubai sends further emergency aid to Indonesian earthquake and tsunami victims

The shipment included tarpaulins and family tents

A second airplane carrying emergency aid has left for Indonesia from Dubai.

Princess Haya of Jordan, wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, shared pictures of trailers packed with aid packages being loaded on board an airplane.

Last week, the first flight left Dubai carrying emergency aid for hundreds of thousands of Indonesians affected by the earthquake and tsunami last month.

The transportation costs were paid for by Sheikh Mohammed.

In a tweet, Princess Haya said the flight was carrying tarpaulins and family tents that will help "31,000 men, women and children with much-needed shelter in the wake of the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck #Indonesia".

Powerful earthquakes jolted the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in September, destroying homes and killing almost 1,500 people, with more than 2,500 injured.

The United Nations has pledged $15 million (Dh55m) from its emergency response fund. The Red Cross is sending ships loaded with supplies including field kitchens, tents, body bags and mosquito nets.

Updated: October 20, 2018 07:14 PM