Islamabad, 3 September 2022 (TDI): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) sent two planes to Pakistan, on Friday, loaded with tons of food, medical supplies, and tents to shelter the flood-stricken families in Pakistan.

These two planes are the 11th in the total number of flights loaded with flood relief packages by the UAE Government in assistance to Pakistan amid heavy floods.

The efforts of humanitarian operations are ongoing with the assistance of the Joint Operations Command of the Ministry of Defense (MOD) in the United Arab Emirates.

With the assistance of UAE’s MOD, the authorities operate the air bridge and transport urgent humanitarian aid to those affected by floods and torrential rains in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

The aid was dispatched under the directions of the President of the UAE, Mohamed Bin Zayed, and UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Emirates has set up an airbridge between Dubai and Pakistan to offer free cargo capacity to NGOs at International Humanitarian City (ICH) to transport relief aid to people affected by the floods.

The UAE Embassy in Islamabad handed over a batch of tents and blankets to the National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan (NDMA).

Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Chairman of the Supreme Committee for the Supervision of IHC, in a statement said, “Times of crisis is a true test of spirit and once again, we are working with Emirates to respond to a devastating humanitarian crisis, this time in Pakistan, where floods have caused unimaginable losses and damages.”

Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, spoke to Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, on a telephone call.

The Foreign Minister of Pakistan briefed Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the latest developments of floods and torrential rains in Pakistan thanking the UAE for its humanitarian support.

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Earlier this week, UAE sent a relief package to Pakistan. Before that, the field teams of the Red Crescent and Khalifa Bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation had been providing emergency assistance to the flood-affected areas of Pakistan.