Afghans get aid from UAE

The UAE Force in Afghanistan has distributed 30 tonnes of relief materials and food to flooded areas of the country.

The UAE Force in Afghanistan has distributed 30 tonnes of relief materials and food to flooded areas of the country. Afghanistan shares a long eastern border with Pakistan, and its capital, Kabul, is located near parts of northern Pakistan that have endured the worst of the flooding. The aid was distributed in co-ordination with the Afghan Red Crescent Society, the state news agency, WAM, reported yesterday.

Fatima Gailani, the president of the Afghan Red Crescent, thanked the UAE for its gesture and said the force's mission "is alleviating suffering of the Afghan people who underwent scores of crises and calamities". The Wajeb Force, part of the UAE Armed Force in Afghanistan, has also been holding iftars in Parwan province. A total of 500 iftar meals are being distributed to people who fast throughout Ramadan.

The Afghan Red Crescent Society was created in 1928 and is independent of any government agencies, political parties or religious groups. hdajani@thenational.ae