President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed directs urgent relief for Sierra Leone.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has directed the provision of urgent relief to the Republic of Sierra Leone, which has suffered a natural disaster due to heavy rains causing landslides that have killed some 300 people and displaced hundreds more.

The UAE is one of the first donor countries to announce emergency relief.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said it would provide relief aid through the World Food Programme.

Within the framework of boosting the efficiency of relief and humanitarian aid, the UAE adopts a policy of ‘rapid response’ to natural and human disasters facing brotherly and friendly countries, underlining the importance of partnerships with specialised international organisations.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs