United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered to enhance the humanitarian aid to help the victims of recent floods and torrential rains in Pakistan.
The UAE has been one of the first and at the forefront in helping the victims of the recent floods in Pakistan and has so far provided around 3,000 tonnes of food supplies, as well as tonnes of medical and pharmaceutical supplies, in addition to tents and shelter materials and logistical help to authorities in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed ordered the provision of urgent relief to the displaced in Pakistan to enhance the country’s ability to overcome the challenges it was facing. He also made a phone call to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and offered condolences and sympathy to the victims of floods and torrential rains witnessed in several parts of the country.
He wished a speedy recovery for the injured and quick return of the displaced to their areas, praying to Allah Almighty to protect Pakistan.
During the conversation, Sheikh Mohamed emphasised the UAE’s solidarity with the government and people of Pakistan in facing the repercussions of these difficult climatic conditions and its keenness to provide all possible forms of support to it.
In turn, PM Shehbaz thanked the UAE president for the urgent relief and humanitarian assistance to address the floods and torrential rains, noting the UAE’s supportive stances for Pakistan in all circumstances and times.
As the floods began and started effecting parts of Balochistan, the Shaikh Khalifa Foundation, and the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) were the first to respond and provide humanitarian aid to the flood victims.
Initially, tents and food for 25,000 families in Lasbela and Jhal Magsi districts of Balochistan were sent on an urgent basis. The UAE government plans to provide food and shelter to 100,000 families as well as medical supplies in the affected districts of Balochistan. Similarly, the Shaikh Khalifa Foundation and ERC also started humanitarian operations in several districts of Sindh.