Look: First evacuated Afghan families arrive in the UAE
Published on August 27, 2021 at 08.03
Nation heavily involved in civilian evacuations in Afghanistan, says Dr Anwar Gargash
On Friday morning, Dr Anwar Gargash, the UAE's former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, posted exclusive pictures on his Instagram of the first families to arrive in the UAE from Afghanistan.
"Proud of my country," his caption read. He mentioned that under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the UAE began hosting Afghan families.
The directive was given on Thursday night and especially mentioned women and children. The country will take all necessary measures to provide care and social support while on UAE soil.
Gargash mentioned that the UAE has been heavily involved in the civilian evacuation from Afghanistan. "In these difficult times we want to ensure that all can live in safety and dignity," he said.