PUTRAJAYA FEB.22: A special flight with five tonnes of winter clothing, jackets, blankets, milk powder and other essentials for the needy people and children of Afghanistan is the humanitarian relief mission that demonstrates the solidarity of the Malaysians.
Following the “Keluarga Malaysia” spirit, the Malaysians will help others regardless of ethnicities and beliefs. They will come together to render assistance to the Afghan people during their time of need.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its statement said, the humanitarian relief mission is the collaboration efforts between the government and the private sector – Golden Horses Digital Investment Bank and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – Global Peace Mission and Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA).
“They are undertaking Malaysia’s humanitarian relief mission to Afghanistan following the dire humanitarian crisis in the country. Minister of Foreign Affairs , Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah will be sending off the humanitarian relief special flight bound for capital city Kabul at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport on 22 February 2022,” said the statement.
The statement added, the flight will stop over at Hyderabad, India and Islamabad, Pakistan before continuing its journey to Kabul, Afghanistan. The event will adhere to strict COVID-19 SOP.
“The necessary items transported via the special flight will be distributed by the Global Peace Mission and its Afghan NGO affiliates to the intended recipients i.e Ehsas Welfare & Social Service Organisation (EWSSO), Humanitarian Assistance Society (HAS), Afghan Welfare Society (AWS) and Just for Afghan Capacity and Knowledge (JACK).
“Malaysian NGOs have been actively involved in improving the lives of communities at home and abroad. NGOs such as GPM, Muslim Volunteer Malaysia (MVM), Muslim Care Malaysia (MCM), MERCY Malaysia and Pertubuhan Ikatan Kekeluargaan Rumpun Nusantara (HaRUM) have been undertaking humanitarian relief missions for the Afghan people.
“BLIA, to be followed by Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organization (MAPIM), will now also provide much needed assistance to Afghanistan,” the statement said.
The Ministry in its statement also stressed that the Centre for Economic Policy Research Malaysia is also ready to render assistance, especially in establishing Islamic banking and finance based on the Syariah jurisprudence .
According to the statement, Malaysians and the private sector companies and institutions stand ready to offer their expertise and in-depth knowledge to Afghanistan to help rebuild and reconstruct the country including in the areas of infrastructure development, health, education, mining mineral resources, telecommunications, and new energy.
“Malaysia will continue with our efforts to have a constructive engagement and extend assistance, as well as capacity building to the brotherly people of Afghanistan,” the statement said. –Malaysia World News