ISLAMABAD /DNA/ – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the private sector – Golden Horses  Digital Investment Bank and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – Global Peace  Mission and Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA), is undertaking Malaysia’s humanitarian relief mission to Afghanistan following the dire humanitarian crisis in  Afghanistan.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, YB Dato’ Sri 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. The flight will stopover at Hyderabad, India  and Islamabad, Pakistan before continuing its journey to Kabul, Afghanistan. The event  will adhere to strict COVID-19 SOP.

The special flight will transport 5 tonnes of winter clothing, jackets, blankets, milk  powder and other essentials for the needy people and children of Afghanistan. These  items will be distributed by the Global Peace Mission and its Afghan NGO affiliates to  the intended recipients i.eEhsas Welfare & Social Service Organisation (EWSSO),  Humanitarian Assistance Society (HAS), Afghan Welfare Society (AWS) and Just for  Afghan Capacity and Knowledge (JACK). This token contribution by the people of  Malaysia is hoped to ease their suffering during the harsh winter season.

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 PertubuhanIkatanKekeluargaanRumpun  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.

In addition, the Centre for Economic Policy Research Malaysia is also ready render  assistance, especially in establishing Islamic banking and finance based on the Syariah  jurisprudence.

Malaysian private sector companies and institutions stand ready to offer their expertise  and in-depth knowledge to Afghanistan to help rebuild and reconstruct Afghanistan  including in the areas of infrastructure development, health, education, mining of  mineral resources, telecommunications, and new energy.

In the true spirit of Keluarga Malaysia, the humanitarian relief mission demonstrates  the solidarity of the people of Malaysia, of different ethnicities and belief s coming  together to render assistance, to the Afghan people during their time of need. 

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.