UAE leads delivery of humanitarian aid to Pakistan flood victims. Aid flights help boost ongoing response to the devastating floods
07 September 2022, 12:00 AM
30 September 2022, 12:00 AM
The UAE is leading multi-lateral efforts to bolster humanitarian response to help victims of devastating floods in Pakistan.
Over the past week, the Emirates have led relief goods operations in the flood-hit country, with 16 humanitarian flights organised by the UAE so far.
Over the next week, nine additional flight rotations are planned to dispatch further relief items on behalf of IHC partners, including the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Dubai’s International Humanitarian City (IHC) is coordinating humanitarian relief efforts on behalf of partners and stakeholders under the umbrella of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI).
The aid will provide basic medical and health supplies needed to mitigate the spread of diseases caused by stagnant water in flooded areas. It also includes personal hygiene materials and food.
IHC mobilized its task force to respond to the emergency in cooperation with key partners, under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed.
Khaled Khalifa, Senior Advisor to the High Commissioner and UNHCR’s Regional Representative to the GCC, added: “UNHCR, in coordination with the Pakistani National Disaster Management Committee, is providing emergency relief assistance to those affected by the floods in Pakistan.
We sincerely thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai government, and the UAE for their long-standing support in transporting relief materials from UNHCR global stockpiles in IHC to the affected and most vulnerable people.”