ISLAMABAD: A special board of the Air Force of the Republic of Uzbekistan delivered humanitarian cargo from Termez (Uzbekistan) to Karachi (Pakistan) on behalf of the Government of Uzbekistan and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for Central Asia for the people of Pakistan affected by recent floods.
“We greatly appreciate the support of the Government of Uzbekistan to enable UNHCR to provide quick humanitarian assistance when it is needed most,” said Hans Friedrich Schodder, UNHCR Representative for Central Asia.
Humanitarian aid consists of housing units to provide temporary housing for flood victims and basic necessities to mitigate the consequences of a natural disaster to those whose homes were destroyed by floods.
At the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on behalf of the Government of Pakistan, the cargo was received by the representatives of the National Disaster Management Authority and the Camp Office of Pakistani Foreign Ministry in Karachi.
“This humanitarian aid is very important for strengthening friendly ties between our peoples. An outstretched helping hand in difficult days is a sign of brotherhood and solidarity. We express our sincere gratitude to the Leadership and friendly people of Uzbekistan and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for Central Asia,” said Ashique Ali, Representative of the Camp Office in Karachi.
Earlier, on September 1, on behalf of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a humanitarian cargo in the amount of 40 tons was sent to Islamabad to assist the flood-affected regions of Pakistan.