The UAE Promises ‘All Forms’ Of Relief To Flood-Stricken Pakistan
Since the middle of June, more than 1,000 people have been killed, 33 million people are affected and 500,000 people have been displaced and are currently living in relief camps in Pakistan, according to figures released on Monday by the New York Times.
To provide relief, the UAE’s Ministry of Defence – represented by the Joint Operations Command – has begun operating an air bridge to transport humanitarian aid provided by the UAE to Pakistan, according to Wam.
The relief aid includes shelter materials, humanitarian needs, food and medical parcels for those affected by torrential rains and floods, with the aim of contributing to supporting efforts to alleviate the suffering of the affected people.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has directed all forms of support to be sent to the friendly people of Pakistan
The first Emirati relief aid plane flew this morning
It will be followed by a number of other aid planes over the coming days to provide the required support.
The support shows the strength of relations between the two countries. Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, stressed that the Emirati humanitarian support extends to provide a helping hand to all affected communities around the world, based on the global humanitarian role of the UAE, whose principles were laid down by the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Reports are suggesting that one-third of the country of 220 million people is under water in one of the worst natural disasters to affect the country in decades.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Pakistan.
Horrifying footage from S. #Pakistan today of entire building washed away by floods. Over 935 people killed, more than 33 million affected, worst natural disaster for country in decades: pic.twitter.com/aO6ZMlQycf
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) August 26, 2022