The first UAE humanitarian aid convoy is due to leave Islamabad on Tuesday to reach the families on Wednesday, before the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan, according to WAM news agency. Officials estimate that more than 400,000 displaced people fleeing violence in the region arrived in Bannu last week.
The Project’s administration said that the aid came within the framework of the initiatives of The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and his continuous efforts to provide the poor with a respectable and decent life.
The UAE PAP said that 3,550 tons of food rations would be distributed in the form of 71kg food baskets, each containing various food products such as flour, rice, dates, sugar, salt, lentils, oil and tea, sufficient for one person. These aid baskets will be delivered to help protect against hunger and malnutrition in the immediate future.
The UAE PAP has distributed 103,000 food baskets since 2012, valued at $5.520 million, to displaced families in various districts across the country.