Abu Dhabi, October 14th - Today, the United Arab Emirates dispatched two aid planes, each with a capacity of 53 tons, to assist those affected by the recent earthquake in the western region of Afghanistan. This humanitarian airlift is being overseen by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the state, with the aim of providing essential assistance.
The aid includes food parcels containing essential items and 500 tents for emergency shelter, as part of the UAE's ongoing relief efforts to address the basic needs of thousands of earthquake-affected residents who are grappling with a severe shortage of resources for their daily lives. This aid is particularly crucial for children, women, the elderly, and the sick.
Sultan Mohammed Al Shamsi, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs responsible for development and international organizations, stated, "For the fifth consecutive day, the UAE's humanitarian airlift continues to meet the needs of our Afghan friends. The total number of aid planes transported so far has reached five, carrying a combined aid load of 140 tons. This demonstrates the ongoing humanitarian efforts of the UAE to alleviate the severe consequences of the recent earthquake, which has resulted in thousands of casualties and significant property damage."
He further added that, under the guidance of their wise leaders, the United Arab Emirates is diligently working to stand by the Afghan people and offer humanitarian assistance based on the principles set by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, "may his soul rest in peace.