ERC continues sending flood aid to Pakistan

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Three planes arrived yesterday and today at Karachi Airport loaded with tens of tonnes of food and relief supplies, to support those affected by the disaster and alleviate their suffering…reports Asian Lite News

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is continuing to send aircraft loaded with relief and humanitarian aid to Pakistan, to help people affected by the floods.

The ERC has intensified its efforts, especially in the most affected areas in the Sindh province.

Three planes arrived yesterday and today at Karachi Airport loaded with tens of tonnes of food and relief supplies, to support those affected by the disaster and alleviate their suffering.

Hamoud Abdullah Al Junaibi, ERC Secretary-General, said that the ERC has intensified its efforts to meet the humanitarian needs of those affected by the disaster in Pakistan.

The ERC will continue sending relief aid to Pakistan to provide further humanitarian assistance to people affected by the floods, he added, noting that humanitarian aid is currently being distributed in Sindh province through the ERC delegation currently based in the country.

The ERC is currently providing for the urgent needs of people affected by the crisis in Pakistan, including shelter, food and other essentials, he further added.

‘We Stand Together’ initiative

Showcasing the humanitarian soul and spirit of the UAE, hundreds of volunteers from across the seven emirates joined the “We Stand Together” initiative. As part of this initiative, 1,200 tonnes of food, health and general hygiene items have been supplied, including 30,000 food kits. The UAE has been among one of the first countries to provide emergency support to the affected people and the relief kits will be delivered to Pakistan on an urgent basis.

The community volunteering event saw citizens and residents of all ages and nationalities gather at three locations across the country including Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), Expo City Dubai and Expo Center Sharjah, and pack the relief kits in four hours.

The “We Stand Together” initiative was launched by Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), Dubai Cares and Sharjah Charity International in close coordination with the Ministry of Community Development (MoCD) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) in the UAE, with the support of nine other UAE humanitarian organizations including Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, The Big Heart Foundation, Dar Al Ber, International Humanitarian City, UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia UAE), Sharjah Charity House, International Charity Organisation and Emirates Charitable Association.

As part of this community event, volunteers were groups into various teams to support with the packing of two types of relief kits including food supplies as well as hygiene kits. Food supplies included items such as flour, rice, lentils, oil among other non-perishable items, while the hygiene kits contained essential toiletries for women and children such as diapers, sanitary napkins and soaps amongst others.

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