UAE President orders relief air bridge for Afghanistan

File picture

UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the start of an air bridge carrying food and medicines to help those affected by the earthquake in Afghanistan.

A medical team and field hospital have also been dispatched.

The humanitarian initiative is aimed at easing the suffering of those impacted by the disaster and ensuring they have access to essential supplies.

The magnitude 6.1 earthquake, which hit eastern Afghanistan early on Wednesday, killed at least 1,000 people and injured an estimated 1,500 others.

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Business Breakfast

    6:00am - 10:00am

    The Business Breakfast is the day’s must listen for the UAE’s business leaders, and those who aspire to be.

  • The Agenda

    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Broadcasting every weekday, Georgia Tolley goes beyond the headlines to speak to government ministers, decision makers, analysts and local experts to find out how the news will impact those of us living in the UAE.

BUSINESS BREAKFAST LATEST

On Dubai Eye