ISLAMABAD: United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador Hamad Alzaabi joined hundreds of volunteers from different parts of his country on Monday to collect food and other relief items for flood-affected people in Pakistan, said the embassy of the Arab state in a social media post.
The project, “We Stand Together,” was launched by a coalition of 12 humanitarian organizations to assist Pakistani families who have been displaced by the recent floods in the country.
Pakistan has witnessed record monsoon rains since the beginning of the season in June which led to flash floods in different regions and affected the lives of over 33 million people.
The initiative to help Pakistan was originally promoted by Emirates Red Crescent, Dubai Cares and Sharjah Charity International in collaboration with the UAE administration.
“H.E. Hamad Alzaabi, UAE Ambassador in Islamabad, joins hundreds of volunteers from across the UAE to ‘We Stand together’ initiative to collect relief packages for flood-affected in Pakistan, and the campaign managed to collect 1,200 tons of food including 30,000 food packages,” the embassy announced on Twitter while sharing images of the envoy and volunteers working on the initiative.
The UAE has been in the forefront of countries providing humanitarian assistance to Pakistan in the wake of the floods.
According to the foreign office in Islamabad, the Arab country has so far sent 37 flights carrying food, medicines and other relief goods for flood-affected families.
“UAE with the support of wise leadership managed to transform the concept of charitable work into human values and the great success of the We Stand Together initiative to support the brothers in Pakistan is an embodiment of these noble values,” said Alzaabi.