UAE Dispatches Four Planeloads to Aid Afghan Refugees
The UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS), is dispatching four planeloads of various relief supplies to Afghan refugees at the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Emirates official news agency (WAM) reported Saturday.
The relief supplies comes in line with the directives of President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to provide the Afghan refugees with all needed relief as quick as the RCS can, said the agency.
A total 200 tons of relief assistance will be flown to the area for distribution to the refugees who are fleeing the war in the impoverished country.
The RCS has already started setting up a 40,000 capacity refugee camp in Shimen on the Pakistani side of the border as waves of refugees continue to flood to the area, it added.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) offered during the extraordinary meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) which was held two weeks ago, an initial donation of three million dollars in support of a fund for helping Afghan people.
Meanwhile, the First Lady Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the UAE Women's Federation, has offered Dh5 million for the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan amid continued US strikes against the ruling Taliban ruling militia.
The UAE severed its relations with Taliban following the terror attacks on the US last month – Albawaba.com
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