ABU DHABI, Dubai (sentinel.ht) – The Emir of Dubai flew his wife, Princess Haya, and £300,000 ($370,000 [USD]) of emergency supplies to Haiti on his private jet Monday to contribute to the relief response in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 14, 2016
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum sent 90 tonnes of emergency supplies which were loaded aboard his private Boeing 747.
According to the Dubai government, the Sheikh’s wife, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, will personally oversee the relief mission which includes tents, mosquito nets, medical supplies and water purification units.
Princess Haya wrote in an Instagram post:
“One image will forever be in mind, when I think of Haiti. I have seen in 2010, the devastation caused, and it was only because I was on an IHC envoy.”
“The same cargo plane I came in today. Again today lives have been erased.”
“It is all about what the country needs, but to a certain extent, it is also about what is given.”
Around 300,000 Haitians have been forced by the hurricane to live in temporary shelters after an estimated 600 people were killed when it struck. Haiti is still reeling from the effects of the 2010 earthquake and an ongoing cholera outbreak which has killed around 10,000 people so far.