Seventh UAE aid plane arrives in Afghanistan on Friday. WAM
The UAE has sent a seventh plane carrying food and medical aid to help the brotherly people of Afghanistan.
The aid was dispatched as part of the UAE's continuous humanitarian efforts to assist the people of Afghanistan in these difficult times, and to address the shortage of medicine and food, impacting citizens there, especially women, children and elderly people.
The UAE has affirmed its commitment to continue supporting the people of Afghanistan through the air bridge flights, launched in line with the wise leadership's directives.
Over 300,000 people, mostly women and children, are expected to benefit form the Emirati humanitarian aid.
Over 300,000 Afghans are expected to benefit form the Emirati aid. WAM
WFP APPEAL: The World Food Programme (WFP) said it needs to reach 9 million Afghan people a month by November, if its planned target of 14 million by the end of the year is to be met.
''It is now a race against time to deliver lifesaving assistance to the Afghan people who need it the most before roads are cut off by snow. We need to reach 9 million people a month by November, if we are to meet our planned target of 14 million by the end of the year. We have appealed for $200 million and a number of countries have offered to help,'' said WFP Deputy Regional Director Anthea Webb.
''WFP assisted more than 6.4 million Afghans so far in 2021. From 15 August to 7 September, we provided staple food and nutrient-dense foods to nearly 600,000 people across the country, including 13,500 children under the school meals programme, and 105,000 mothers and young children,'' she added.
Hunger may be outpacing our efforts right now, but we are determined to get food purchased and transported to strategic locations before it is too late.
Reaffirming its longstanding commitment to the Palestinian people, the UAE noted that it has contributed more than $883mn from 2013 to 2021 to fund vital sectors and support development efforts in Palestinian territories.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation confirmed that the UAE seeks to provide various possible support in such situations to affirm solidarity with all brotherly and friendly countries in crises that require concerted efforts to mitigate their effects.
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