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RCA dispatches aid convoy to Pakistan's Swat Valley

posted on 22/05/2009: 2293 views

Islamabad - In line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Authority, a convoy carrying aid to displaced people headed to Wadi Swat, 200 kilometres from Islamabad.

The convoy consists of 12 trucks, loaded with foodstuff, sheltering materials, blankets and medicines.

A delegation from the RCA, headed by the Chairman of its Sharjah Branch Khamis Al Suwaidi, will oversee tomorrow distribution of the relief materials to the displaced people, currently concentrating in Mardan and Sawabi.

The delegation members held a meeting earlier today with Ali Saif Sultan Al Awani, UAE Ambassador in Islamabad, in presence of representatives from the Pakistani Foreign Ministry and the Red Crescent Society.

The meeting discussed best possible ways to deliver and to distribute the relief materials to the displaced people.

The delegation members were also briefed by the Pakistani officials on the humanitarian situation and the efforts made by local and international organisations to avoid a humanitarian crisis.

Iftikhar Aziz, Director of the Middle East Affairs at the Pakistani Foreign Ministry expressed his country's appreciation and gratitude to leadership, government and people of the UAE. – Emirates News Agency, WAM


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