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August 22, 2010
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UAE groups join flood relief efforts

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August 22, 2010

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ISLAMABAD: An Army relief force of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and three other organizations including the Red Crescent Authority, Khalifa Bin Zayed’s Humanitarian Foundation and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation are in Pakistan in response to the appeal made by the Government of Pakistan and under the directives of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, to help flood-affected families.
According to the UAE embassy sources, the army relief force is carrying inter-provincial airlifting of relief goods jointly with the Armed Forces of Pakistan. Three Chinook planes stationed at the Pakistan Air Force Base in Multan have so far transported 110 tons of relief goods and handed over to the Army operating in the floods-affected areas identified by the government.
The UAE Force Commander, Brigadier General Abdul Rahman Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz, said that continuing solidarity of the UAE leadership and people with the Pakistani nation, the army relief force will continue its humanitarian relief efforts in the province of Punjab to alleviate the sufferings of the victims of the flash floods.
He said the army relief force of the UAE is one of the first to reach the affected areas in the Punjab and moved fast enough to jointly work with the Armed Forces of Pakistan in rescue operations to evacuate the affected population trapped in floods to safe places in addition to the transportation of essential relief goods to the besieged areas.

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