Dubai charity sends food aid to Afghanistan


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Dubai charity sends food aid to Afghanistan

A Dubai charity has sent across 60 tonnes of food to Afghanistan as part of its humanitarian effort to support the people of the war-torn land.

Dubai newspaper Khaleej Times reported on Tuesday that the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment sent four planes loaded with 60 tonnes of food aid to Kabul.

Dubai Ruler's Advisor for Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Establishment, Ibrahim Bumalha told Khaleej Times that sending planes with humanitarian aid is part of the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The Dubai charity has earlier launched various humanitarian and charity projects in Afghanistan--the construction of a village for disabled people with 200 houses, four mosques, two schools, a shopping centre, a clinic and a professional training centre and the building of a Zayed Orphanage in Kandahar. It has also built several artesian wells in the country.