Aid Worth AED50 Million to Pakistan
The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered urgent aid worth AED50 million to ensure help to those affected by the calamous floods in Pakistan.
The aid will be provided by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), World Food Programme and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH).
Food Support to Individuals and Families
It will be in the form of food support to individuals and families affected by the floods that hit Pakistan, killing almost 1,136 people, displacing millions, devastating more than 3,450 kilometres of roads and isolating entire villages.
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The rainfall has, during the past weeks, exceeded four times the rates recorded during the past 30 years in Pakistan.
Aid Comes in Line With the UAE’s Willingness
The humanitarian initiative to ensure urgent aid comes in line with the UAE’s willingness to extend a helping hand to support those affected by natural disasters and crises.
Established in 2015, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives combined under its umbrella over 30 developmental and humanitarian initiatives and entities, most of which have been launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for more than two decades. Today, it includes charitable initiatives and institutions that operate within five main areas: Humanitarian Aid and Relief; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Healthcare and Disease Control, Spreading Education and Knowledge; and Empowering Communities.