ISLAMABAD - Hundreds of volunteers from all over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) came together to help the flood affectees of Pakistan and joined the “We Stand Together” campaign organised to gather and pack relief kits.

Volunteers of all ages and nationalities from all the seven emirates of the UAE gathered at three locations, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), Expo City Dubai and Expo Center Sharjah on Friday for the We Stand Together campaign. The volunteers spent four hours to prepare 1,200 tonnes of food into 30,000 food kits as well as health and general hygiene items.

The We Stand Together initiative was launched by Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), Dubai Cares and Sharjah Charity International in close coordination with the Ministry of Community Development (MoCD) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) in the UAE, with the support of nine other UAE humanitarian organizations including Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, The Big Heart Foundation, Dar Al Ber, International Humanitarian City, UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia UAE), Sharjah Charity House, International Charity Organisation and Emirates Charitable Association.

As part of this initiative, volunteers were grouped into teams to support packing of two types of relief kits, food supplies and hygiene kits. Food supplies included items such as flour, rice, lentils, oil among other non-perishable items. The hygiene kits contained essential toiletries for women and children such as diapers, sanitary napkins and soaps among other necessities.