People wade through the flooded street during monsoon rain in Karachi. Reuters
The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has sent urgent aid to those affected by floods in southern Pakistan.
The Khalifa Foundation’s relief team distributed supplies including medicines, tents, blankets and baby formula to some 75,000 people in the southern regions of Sindh.
The assistance is in continuation of the Foundation's relief and development initiatives in many countries around the world.
The donation comes in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the supervision of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and President of the Foundation.
Upon the directives of Sheikh Khalifa and with the support of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and the monitoring of Sheikh Mansour, Emirati field teams began rescuing 75,000 people affected by floods.
The aid includes large quantities of medical and food supplies, and shelter materials, in the first phase of the aid programme that is implemented by the Emirates Red Crescent, benefiting more than 50,000 affected people.
A delegation from the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has opened two hospitals in the Republic of Somaliland.
There were no immediate reports of casualties from the strikes and no claim of responsibility, two police officers said. A number of Shi'ite Muslim militant groups have offices and supporters in eastern Baghdad.
Both had pleaded not guilty to charges of violating the official secrets act, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years. "Three years each, no hard labour," said the source, who declined to be identified due to the sensitivity of the issue.
Chanting the same "Women, life, freedom!" mantra used in demonstrations in Iran, about 25 Afghan women protested in front of the Iranian embassy in Kabul, before being dispersed by Taliban forces firing in the air, an AFP correspondent reported.