9 UAE humanitarian firms join ‘We Stand Together’  volunteering initiative to aid Pakistan

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More local humanitarian organisations from all over the UAE have joined the “We Stand Together” initiative, which aims to pack and deliver thousands of emergency relief kits to women and children affected by the disaster. 

This joins the effort to show the UAE’s collective commitment to aiding the people of Pakistan during the ongoing crisis. 

The Big Heart Foundation, UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia UAE), Sharjah Charity House, International Charity Organization, and Emirates Charitable Association have joined the volunteering initiative started by Emirates Red Crescent, Dubai Cares, and Sharjah Charity International, in close coordination with the Ministry. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, Dar Al Ber, International Humanitarian City, and UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia UAE) have also joined. 

UAE Host Community volunteering event

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 9:00 am, three locations in the UAE will concurrently host the community volunteering event. It will be held in Hall 8 of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), in Expo City Dubai’s South Hall of the Dubai Exhibition Center (DEC), and in Hall 2 of the Expo Centre Sharjah in Abu Dhabi. 

Families, kids, elders, families, and those with a strong will are all urged to sign up for the volunteering programme on volunteers. 

Before the construction of the relief kits begins, participants should arrive as early as possible and meet at their designated location by 8:00 am. Children will also have the chance to create encouraging words that will be included inside the relief boxes in order to demonstrate support for the people of Pakistan and to provide a sense of hope during this difficult time. 

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Necessary toiletries for women and children

The hygiene package will contain necessary toiletries for women and children, such as diapers, sanitary napkins, and soaps to name a few, while the relief kits will include food supplies such as flour, rice, lentils, and oil among other non-perishable things. 

“This initiative reflects the solidarity of the UAE leadership and people with those affected by the torrential rains and floods in Pakistan and reinforces its leading role in reducing the humanitarian effects of natural disasters on the lives of victims and affected people,” said Hamoud Abdullah Al Junaibi, Secretary-General of the Emirates Red Crescent. 

Despite logistical difficulties brought on by the disaster on the ground, the UAE’s relief teams were among the first to arrive in the most affected areas. “There is no doubt that the scale of the disaster that has swept Pakistan is large and has caused heavy losses in lives and properties,” he continued.

Country’s deteriorating situation

Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of Dubai Cares, Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, stated: “Millions of people’s lives in Pakistan are in danger as a result of the country’s deteriorating situation. The UAE community is scurrying once more to assist areas in need. Our collaborative volunteer effort to deliver relief kits with other humanitarian organisations seeks to give the entire UAE community yet another chance to show support for the families of those who have lost everything to this natural disaster.” 

“The UAE’s coordinated efforts to assist Pakistan during this disaster are a reflection of our leadership’s ongoing dedication to provide emergency response to areas who urgently require international aid. We wish its citizens safety and well-being and hope that the nation will soon emerge from this crisis.” 

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