During the ‘Year of Zayed’, UAE Carries Out 100s of Humanitarian Projects
More than 700,000 Yemenis on the Red Sea Coast profited from the services and infrastructure aid presented by the UAE during the Year of Zayed, through its humanitarian arm, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC). The ERC had initiated around 100 projects and dispatched urgent relief convoys to afflicted areas.
The Emirates News Agency is supervising the UAE’s humanitarian attempts and initiatives in Yemen in 2018.
On the front of development, the ERC started an all-inclusive plan to reconstruct the Red Sea Coast which has been valued at AED107.1 million, in execution of the decree His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC.
These projects consists of the rebuilding of 143 kilometers of international coastal roads; the restoration of 13 medical clinics, childhood and maternity centers; preservation of 43 schools; the supply of solar electricity to thousands of homes; and drilling of 58 wells with pumps.
The ERC also declared its desire to establish 50 farms, augment the electricity sector, repair the lighting across main roads with solar energy, execute 29 small production projects for the martyrs’ family, and offer ten vehicles for people with resolution.
The ERC reinstated several fishing marinas along the Red Sea Coast and provided them with the necessary equipment.
It also furnished 17 schools with necessary supplies and donated school uniforms to 100,000 students.
The ERC also offered clean drinking water to 100,000 Yemenis on the Red Sea Coast, by cutting 23 artesian wells.
The ERC have backed many bakeries in Al Khawkhah and At Tuhayta and offered free bread to 100,000 Yemenis, as well as 100 homes in the Red Sea Coast.
The ERC supported the health sector in the Red Sea Coast, especially in freed areas, and offered treatment services and medicines to 100,000 Yemeni.
The ERC reinstated the Al Khawkhah electricity plant, by offering fuel for an entire year.
On a social level, the ERC carried out group wedding on the Red Sea Coast for 400 people, as part of a series of group weddings, upon the mandate of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed to support the stability of Yemeni youth, which benefitted 2,400 Yemenis.
The ERC created job opportunities for 100 women in the Red Sea Coast, in order to give them a source of income and boost their living condition.
On the relief front, it dispatched humanitarian aid convoys, which included 100 trucks carrying thousands of tonnes of food and medical supplies, for 1.7 million Yemenis in Hodeidah and adjoining areas.
The ERC field teams dispensed 100,000 food parcels and basic necessities to many regions along the Red Sea Coast, profiting around 700,000 Yemenis.
The ERC began executing projects to reinstitute Yemen’s Red Sea Coast, which will profit 7,187,620 local people, upon the mandate of the UAE’s wise leadership.