Executive Summary

This policy statement outlines the approach of the UAE Government towards the provision of direct support to the people of Afghanistan. It explains the rationale behind the direct involvement of UAE humanitarian and military personnel, and identifies the key activities these representatives are engaged in to support the development of healthcare, education and basic community infrastructure for the people of Afghanistan, in an environment of safety and stability.

It analyses the key areas of humanitarian need in Afghanistan and underlines the responsibility of the international community to respond to the significant healthcare, education and community infrastructure challenges that the people of Afghanistan continue to face. Importantly, this policy articulates the opinion of the UAE Government that safety and stability are essential prerequisites for the successful provision of comprehensive humanitarian aid and the development of sustainable community infrastructure.