The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has proved to be Pakistan’s first in the line of defence against the havoc brought in by floods.
On Friday, the Consulate General of UAE in Karachi, along with the delegation of the Emirates Red Crescent, participated in charity cricket matches, the proceeds of which went to those affected and displaced by floods and torrential rains in Pakistan.
Moreover, upon the directives of the wise leadership of UAE to operate flights to provide relief to those affected by floods in Pakistan, two relief flights arrived in Islamabad and one in Karachi. It is pertinent to state that it was the 34th flight that arrived in Pakistan from the UAE and was loaded with tons of food and medical supplies.
Moreover, humanitarian organisations in the UAE will on Saturday (today) host a volunteering initiative to collect urgent relief kits for families affected by the devastating torrential monsoon floods and rain in Pakistan.
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The ‘We Stand Together’ community event will take place simultaneously in Abu Dhabi
National Exhibition Centre, Dubai Exhibition Centre – South Hall at Expo City, and Expo Centre in Sharjah from 9 am to 1 pm.
The initiative is led by Dubai Cares, Emirates Red Crescent Authority, and Sharjah Charity Association, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation and the Ministry of Community Development.
It is pertinent to state that the UAE
is operating an air bridge to transport humanitarian aid to Pakistan and the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, last week ordered aid worth Dh50 million ($13.6m) to be immediately delivered to Pakistan.
The food aid is being provided by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, in cooperation with the World Food Programme and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment.