"Dubai: Thousands of people affected by the 7.8 magnitude quake that shook Ecuador’s coast on April 16 will receive core relief items to be sent on an aircraft from Dubai.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday loaded 12 trailer trucks at its Global Humanitarian Stockpile in Dubai between 10am and 2pm with relief items worth Dh189,858 to be distributed to Manta, an area severely affected by the earthquake.

This is the second shipment to be sent by the UNHCR to areas in Manabi province, where thousands of refugees, asylum seekers and local citizens are in dire need of relief items.

The loading activities for this shipment took place at the International Humanitarian City warehouses in Dubai...."

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