The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested that Pakistan give humanitarian aid to Ukraine, and that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) be tasked with mobilizing and transporting the necessary humanitarian aid (non-military materials).
Pakistan’s government approved humanitarian aid for Ukraine on Sunday. According to sources, the Cabinet accepted a brief moved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the shipping of humanitarian aid to Ukraine via circulation.
As a result of the ongoing armed standoff between Russia and Ukraine, an estimated 1.5 million refugees have fled to Poland and other neighboring countries, the majority of whom are women and children.
Ukraine has requested international aid to handle its humanitarian needs due to the rapidly deteriorating scenario. The Ukrainian Embassy in Islamabad also requested humanitarian aid from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
Several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, South Korea, and the European Union, have pledged emergency humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The supplies will have to be delivered to Poland for further transmission to Ukraine, as requested by Ukraine.
MoFA suggested quick shipping of blankets, sleeping bags, KVA generators, soap bars, hand wash, sanitizer, and pack out of NDMA stored stocks as a message of solidarity in the hour of need for the people of Ukraine under the instruction of the Prime Minister and in conjunction with NDMA.
According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the NDMA to devise a procedure for procuring medications and food items in conjunction with the Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination, to be delivered on the second C130 flight.