Princess Haya visits hurricane-hit Haiti
A UAE humanitarian effort
The Arab troops serving the humanitarian cause in Haiti after the devastation of Hurricane Matthew received a morale-boosting visit from Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein over the weekend. Taking to social media, the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, documented her experience via Instagram. "The Peacekeepers we Arabs send abroad are the people that fight hardest for our values," she said. "They make us who we are today."
Aside from spending time with the troops, the Dubai royal also inspected the effects of the hurricane, which hit on October 4. "The temporary shelters that the 170,000 displaced people, now seek refuge in are churches, schools and a gas station or small holding that may have survived," she said. "You can see they are in shock. There are living people, but they just stare, with no sign of life in their eyes or their faces."
With Haiti in dire need of supplies, Princess Haya is thankful that Dubai has answered the call for help, with a cargo plane filled with essentials. "Thank you, your Highness Sheikh Mohammed. And thank you my country, you reached across the globe and proved when times are hard you are there."
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