Upon the President’s directives, UAE PAP mobilises urgent food and medical aid for famine victims in Pakistan

ABU DHABI: In implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to provide urgent food and medical assistance to those affected by famine in Tharparkar district of Pakistan, the U.A.E. Pakistan Assistance Programme, UAE PAP, has mobilised 1500 tonnes of basic food aid including infant formula, to be distributed among 20,000 needy families.

UAE PAP’s administration in a statement today, said that the guidance and generous initiative of His Highness the Head of State comes within the framework of his firm approach to provide humanitarian aid to the needy and poor and provision of a decent life for them, it also highlights His Highness’s keenness to alleviate the impact of the humanitarian crisis faced by the Pakistani people in areas affected by the wave of drought and famine.

It added that the initiative of His Highness the President considered to be the first global humanitarian initiative in response to the consequences of this crisis that threatens nearly 1.2 million inhabitants of the region and has already caused the death of 67 children due to lack of food, poor health care and cold weather in Tharparkar district.