Dubai’s DP World has pledged logistics support and donated $2.5 million to help people in flood-ravaged Pakistan.
The port operator’s Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem visited some of the flood-affected areas last week and met with Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
DP World donated $1 million to the Pakistan Army Fund for Flood Affectees and pledged another $1.5 million in relief items, including shelter, medicines and food items.
The donations are through the DP World Foundation, which was launched in April to carry out humanitarian work and facilitate initiatives financed by the public and private sectors.
Warehousing space at DP World’s facilities in Karachi will be set aside for logistics support.
“The disaster is much worse than what most people realise. With more than one-third of the country affected, Pakistan’s economy has suffered a devastating blow that will run into the billions. As leaders representing the global business community, it is imperative to identify immediate support and relief for the people of Pakistan,” said Bin Sulayem.
.@ssulayem: The devastation and impact on Pakistan are heart-breaking. It could be months before we understand the scale of the damage. However, for now, we must look at the most efficient ways to extend relief to aid local communities in distress. pic.twitter.com/oIHlorQuQg
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) September 27, 2022