- His wife Princess Haya arrived in the hurricane-stricken country to deliver 90 metric tons of relief among the affected.
The princess was in Rome to meet Pope Francis and attend a Soccer Match for Peace, starring football legends such as Maradona and Ronaldinho.
Following the match, Princess Haya immediately flew to Haiti on an IHC airlift to personally deliver and oversee the distribution of relief supplies, after Hurricane Matthew abruptly demolished the island last week. At least 1.4 million people require immediate attention, with almost 300,000 people residing in temporary shelters as many small towns and villages have been wiped off the map.
She previously visited Port-au-Prince on a similar mission after the equally devastating earthquake hit in 2010.
The aid shipment was organized by the International Humanitarian City per the instruction of HH Shaikh Mohammed, and included supplies from the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot and its partners including Save the Children, Handicap International, World Vision International, Catholic Relief Services, USAID and Lutheran World Relief.
The aid, which was transported on Shaikh Mohammed's personal 747B-400, is valued at more than $350,000 and is estimated to impact approximately 340,000 people. It includes water purification units, mosquito nets, medical supplies, tents and other support equipment that will be distributed among those in need.