Dubai ruler orders third aid airlift to Jordan after floods

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday ordered another airlift of humanitarian aid to Jordan, as current weather systems threatens those affected by the floods.

Further to the directives of Sheikh Mohammed, his wife Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, chairperson of International Humanitarian City, will continue to manage efforts to support Jordanian families affected by the floods and oversee the airlifts.

On Friday, flash floods unleashed by heavy rains struck several areas of Jordan, including the kingdom’s main tourist attraction, the ancient city of Petra. leaving at least 13 people dead.

According to forecasts, the region is expected to experience more bad weather in the coming days.

A Boeing 747 jumbo jet carrying 85 tons of humanitarian aid, including relief items donated by the Emirates Red Crescent, landed in Amman, Jordan on Tuesday morning. This is the third humanitarian aid flight sent by Sheikh Mohammed in less than 48 hours.

A total of 58 tons of relief items donated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid have already been distributed to those in need by the National Crisis Centre, under the guidance of Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, who received the flights and then coordinated emergency on the ground relief efforts.

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