Abu Dhabi: Continuing its mission to extend a helping hand to other nations amid calamities, the United Arab Emirates has flown 30 tons of urgent food supplies to Afghanistan in an attempt to ease the impact of the devastating earthquake which struck earlier this week in the South East region of Afghanistan.
The dispatch is in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to operate a Relief Air bridge for the people affected by the natural calamity.
The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation and the Emirates Red Crescent are working closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to ensure that the directives set out by the UAE’s wise leadership are executed effectively.
The move in association with various Emirati humanitarian institutions highlights the country’s commitment to a humanitarian approach that improves its relief response and meet the urgent needs for brotherly and friendly countries in need, in order to consolidate the value of the boundless giving.
On 22nd of June 2022, a massive 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan, killing 1,500 people and injuring 2000 more in one of the deadlines quakes in decades.
The quake which happened in the early hours (1.30 AM) of 22nd June, is estimated to have occurred at the depth of 51 kilometers. Tremors of the quake were as far as Pakistan and India.