Islamabad, 5 September 2022 (TDI): UAE Embassy in Islamabad launched food package distribution for flood-stricken families, on Sunday, in cooperation with Mohammed Bin Rashid Humanitarian and Charity Establishment in various parts of Pakistan.

The distribution was done under the framework of a 1 billion meals campaign initiated by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Minister of Defense of the United Arab Emirates.

The food package distribution was carried out in the Muzaffarabad area of Jammu & Kashmir under the 1 billion meals campaign. Moreover, the schedule of flights of UAE relief Air Bridge also arrived in Lahore, on Sunday.

The 14th flight from UAE was loaded with tons of food, medical supplies, and tents to shelter the affected families from rain-induced flash floods.

The 15th relief Air Bridge flight arrived in Islamabad on the same day. The flight contained tons of food, medical supplies, and tents for the flood victims in Pakistan.

Furthermore, the United Arab Emirates has been on the frontline since the heavy rain-induced flashfloods displaced nearly 3 million people.

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The Emirates has been sending relief packages through an airbridge between Dubai and Pakistan, offering free cargo capacity to NGOs at International Humanitarian City (IHC) to transport aid to flood-stricken families.

Last week, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, spoke on a telephone call with the Minister of Foreign affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed bin Al Nahyan to brief him on the current situation in Pakistan.

Flash floods in Pakistan

Casualties since June have reached 1,290 with 29 people dying in the last 24 hours, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reported.

More than 1/3rd of the country has been hit by the floods since mid-June, with at least, 1,468,019 houses having been partially or damaged, while 736,459 livestock have been killed due to the floods. In light of these flash floods, a ‘national emergency has been declared across the country.