The UAE has sent a plane carrying 30 metric tonnes of food aid and relief supplies to Afghanistan with the aim of helping the country to meet the needs of Afghan families, particularly women and children. The aid has come in response to the critical circumstances faced by the country in the aftermath of deteriorating humanitarian situation. Afghanistan has been struggling for basic food supplies and other amenities due to the present situation in the country as well as across the world.
In this regard, the UAE has been ensuring all possible humanitarian efforts to support the Afghan families and fulfill their needs.
Responding to the aid, Issa Salem Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, hailed the UAE for continuing its provision of humanitarian and relief assistance to support the Afghan people. It is the efforts of the wise leadership of the UAE and the government's keenness to strengthen and unify international measures aimed at fostering peace, stability and prosperity for Afghanistan and its people. Furthermore, these efforts are focused towards addressing the humanitarian challenges faced by the crisis-hit Asian nation.
He also praised the UAE as one of the largest donor countries to Afghanistan, helping the country in overcoming the crises and disasters faced by communities, including natural disasters and wars.
"During the period from September to December of 2021, the UAE established a relief airlift of 21 aircraft that carried about 500 tonnes of food and medical supplies to meet the essential needs of more than half a million people, most of whom are women and children," he added.
The UAE has sent tonnes of food aid and medical supplies to countries in need as part of its humanitarian efforts to assist the underprivileged countries in times of crises.