Winter aid for Yemen
Dubai Customs has revealed that India was the second biggest trading partner for Dubai in the first half of 2016, as the value of nonoil foreign trade between the two stood at about Dhs48 billion, accounting for 7 per cent of Dubai’s total non-oil foreign trade during same period. The volume of Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade amounted to Dhs647 billion in the same period. According to the Dubai Customs statement via UAE news agency WAM, Dubai’s foreign trade with India in the H1 of 2016 included imports worth Dhs29 billion, exports valued at Dhs6 billion and re-exports worth Dhs13 billion. Ahmed Abdul Salam Kazim, Senior Manager, Strategy and Corporate Excellence at Dubai Customs, said that the agency is keen to support Dubai’s foreign trade with India to strengthen the role of Dubai as an international and regional hub for international trade. Luxury gems and precious metals remain the number one import to the UAE from India, while oil is the UAE’s biggest export to India. Emirates Red Crescent has begun the distribution of winter clothes, food parcels and tents in Gheil ben Yameen Directorate, Hadramaut Governorate. The gesture was part of the authority’s humanitarian efforts to help the population battle the severe cold and alleviate their suffering. Abdullah Al Musaferi, Representative of the ERC in Hadramaut Governorate, said that the aid is important for thousands of families witnessing dire economic conditions. “The campaign, part of a series of initiatives carried out by ERC in most areas in Hadramaut, aims to continue the UAE’s efforts to ease the suffering of the Yemenis and meet the needs of the population in remote areas,” he added.