x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Khalifa Foundation sends food aid to Myanmar

Some 2,600 tons of food aid have been delivered to Muslims in Myanmar thanks to the Khalifa bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation, according to Wam, the state new agency.

Some 2,600 tons of food aid have been delivered to Muslims in Myanmar thanks to the Khalifa bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation, according to Wam, the state new agency.

It is the third and final phase of an emergency relief project that has seen 5,200 tons of relief items delivered in Myanmar's Arakan state. About 850,000 people have benefited from the relief parcels.

The project was launched under the directive of Sheikh Khalifa, President of the UAE, to provide emergency aid to displaced Rohingya Muslims in the wake of injustices against them.

The aid, bought from the local market and shipped by sea to Arakan, included basic food items and clothing for men, women and children.

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