The ruler of Dubai sent Dhs1.3 million worth of emergency supplies on his private 747 freighter to help Haitians after the nation was left devastated by Hurricane Matthew.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum sent 90 metric tonnes of aid to the devastated island nation, where at least 546 people have been killed and 175,000 have been left without homes.
The aid included medical supplies, tents, mosquito nets, water purification units and a range of other support equipment.
The relief mission is being overseen by Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, who visited Haiti previously “on the same cargo plane” as part of an International Health Council mission following the 2010 earthquake, according to the Dubai Media office.
The UN estimates at least 1.4 million people of Haiti's more than 10 million residents need urgent assistance, after towns and villages were almost wiped off the map in what is regarded as its worst humanitarian crisis since the 2010 quake.
The international body has launched a flash appeal for US$120 million to help Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, stave off famine and serious health crises, including cholera.
So far, only about 13 percent of the needed funds has been raised.