Sana’a: The first aid plane from the UAE carrying 44 tons relief food supplies for Yemeni refugees arrived in the Yemeni capital on Thursday as part of the “Sanedhum” (help them) relief campaign launched by the UAE to help Yemenis counter food shortages in regions hit by famine.

Two more aid planes are to leave for Yemen on Friday and Saturday as part of the UAE’s airlift, director of RCA’s office in Sana’a, Khalfan Saif Al Kendi, told WAM.

RCA stressed that the leadership of the UAE is extremely keen on alleviating the suffering of Yemeni brothers and improving their humanitarian conditions during the current crisis.

“The wise leadership will not spare any effort to minimise the consequences of the crisis on Yemeni brothers,” it said.

RCA coordinates its Yemen relief operation with “Care by Air: A helping hand from the UAE”, a UAE non-profit humanitarian relief initiative, launched by Maximus Air Cargo in 2009 in partnership with Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Airports Company to deliver at-cost transportation and logistics services to help balance the needs of humanitarian organisations.