SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — Pakistani families displaced recently are getting a boost from the United Arab Emirates, who is sending mobilized caravans of food to the South Asian country, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported on Monday.
The $1 million program under the direction of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will “involve distribution of essential food among the impoverished in the month of Ramadan helping them to cook Iftar meals.”
The effort comes as part of the president’s efforts to improve the “living conditions of the impoverished and enable them to return to normal life,” said Director of UAE project to assist Pakistan Abdullah Khalifa Al Ghafli.
Over 20,000 families are expected to receive food aid under the first shipment.
The project is headquartered in Pakistan and has rebuilt local infrastructure, including educational and health care sectors like roads, bridges, provision of clean water in Swat and other districts to help the families affected by recent natural disasters.—www.shafaqna.com/english