With a forecast of heavy rain, snowfall and sub-zero temperatures on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean, known as the Levant, Abu Dhabi-based Maximus Air, the UAE’s largest all-cargo airline has donated an aircraft to deliver supplies to support those affected in what’s being called the Tarahuma campaign.
The campaign was launched by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Once the aircraft lands in Amman, Jordan, the supplies will be delivered by the local commissioner of the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees to families in Jordan, Lebanon, Gaza and other Palestinian areas.
Wind speeds were expected to reach 68 mph, combined with heavy snowfall. Temperatures could drop below 25 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Tarahuma campaign has received widespread praise from the global community, including Save the Children. The office of the Crown Prince of Dubai supports the effort and a national committee has been formed with the goal of assisting 1 million refugees.