UAE launches second food convoy for Gazans

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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al- Maktoum, the vice president and prime minister of United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Tuesday ordered to direct the second batch of an emergency food aid program for Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip, state news agency WAM reported.

The scheme, named after "Salma," the first Emirati woman nurse who served for more than 50 years to save people's lives in the UAE, was launched in late July in order to help victims of war in Gaza who were subject to "unjust aggression" by Israel, said the report. The first aid plane delivered 100,000 meals to Gaza last week.

Sheikh Mohammed's directives to allocate the second batch of the emergency food aid reflected the commitment of UAE to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza, said the report.

On Tuesday, Israel and Hamas forces, which control the Gaza where 1.8 million people live under dire conditions, were abiding to a three-day truce that started on Monday and continued indirect talks in Cairo brokered by the Egyptian government.

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