Volunteers play vital role in rescue operations, says UAE Ministry of Interior

Flood-affected residents are being moved to safer locations.

Gulf today, Staff reporter

UAE authorities have deployed a number of volunteers to look after the well-being of people rescued from rain-affected areas.

Brigadier General Dr. Ali Salem Al Tunaiji, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, gave this information during the press conference on Thursday.

“About 60 volunteers look after families after they have been transferred to hotel accommodation, especially elderly families, children and families who do not have a breadwinner or who need help during the period. emergency accommodation,” Al Tunaiji said.

“40 volunteers are helping to transport those affected in four-wheel drive vehicles, as well as buses and vehicles provided by various actors to transport and secure families,” he said.

Al Tunaiji praised the role of the Ministry of Community Development (MoCD) for its support and assistance during the rescue operations.

“The MoCD manages a number of registered, trained and qualified volunteers in the ‘National Volunteering Platform’ who are making tireless efforts to organize the process of transportation and service to the affected families,” Al Tunaiji said.

Al Tunaiji called on the public to make official authorities their first source for any information related to events that may happen in the future, to avoid any rumors or misinformation.

He also urged everyone to respect the instructions issued by the competent authorities which aim to protect them and ensure their safety.

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