Sheikh Mohammed donated 90 tonnes of emergency supplies in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
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United Arab Emirates’ Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Reuters
The United Nations has stated 1.4 million people in Haiti require urgent assistance appealing for $120 million (£98 million) in funds to help the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
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.”
She praised the humanitarian actions of her husband the emir and the United Allied Emirates despite the wars and fighting currently besieging the Middle East.
The daughter of King Hussein of Jordan, Princess Haya added: “We, as Arabs, should be bankrupt. We fight on every front, and we have our own to feed and shelter.
“But please, if I can just tell you the sense of humility I knew because my country the UAE had given and my people the Jordanians are there fighting.