UAE sends humanitarian aid to flood victims in Pakistan
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UAE sends relief aid to flood victims in Pakistan, more than 33 million people affected

UAE sends relief aid to flood victims in Pakistan, more than 33 million people affected

According to the latest estimates by National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), nearly 1,000 people have lost their lives due to the torrential rains and floods

Zubina Ahmed
UAE sends relief aid to flood victims in Pakistan

UAE’s Ministry of Defence represented by the Joint Operations Command, has begun operating an air bridge to transport humanitarian aid provided by the UAE to Pakistan.

According to the State News Agency WAM, the relief aid includes 300,000 tonnes of food, medical and pharmaceutical supplies, in addition to tents and shelter materials.

Pakistan is appealing for further international assistance as floods devastate the country, especially in the Swat Valley.


According to the latest estimates by the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), nearly 1,000 people have lost their lives due to the torrential rains and floods in Pakistan. While more than 3.1 million people have been displaced, as per the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). 

The UAE relief teams will also provide all kinds of humanitarian support to Pakistani cadres and institutions concerned with efforts to secure the safety of the affected.

Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, said that the first Emirati relief aid plane flew in the morning to Pakistan, to be followed by a number of other aid planes over the coming days to provide the required support.

Rapid flash floods have mainly hit the southern province of Sindh including the nearby Balochistan province over the weekend. This has washed away villages and crops, soldiers and rescue workers evacuated stranded residents to the safety of relief camps and provided food to thousands of displaced Pakistanis.

More than 33 million people in some 116 of Pakistan’s 160 administrative districts have been affected by the floods, with at least 72 districts being declared disaster areas.

Hundreds of thousands of people are currently living without food, clean water, shelter and basic medicines. On Tuesday, the United Nations issued a flash appeal for $160 million in emergency aid to help Pakistan.

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