UAE supports disaster-affected people

Abu Dhabi, The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) said it has provided shelters, tents, covers and food to flood-affected people in Eastern Sudan and Kerala, India, as well as earthquake-affected in Lombok, Indonesia.

The ERC's rapid humanitarian response aims to ease the suffering of those affected by floods and earthquakes. The heavy August rains in Sudan and India led to many deaths, left thousands of families homeless, and seriously damaged public facilities, UAE News Agency (WAM) reported.

Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the ERC, said that the ERC is coordinating with the Sudanese Red Crescent and relevant local authorities to distribute aid and basic supplies to those affected, including tents, shelter, equipment, food parcels and water pumps.

Al Falahi added that the ERC's efforts in Kerala include providing basic supplies to affected families, in cooperation with the UAE Consulate in Kerala, as well as exploring people's needs and identifying the best ways of providing aid, to help those affected by seasonal rains and floods that left (at least) 14,000 families homeless.

Also, an ERC delegation travelled yesterday to Indonesia to provide humanitarian support.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

UAE supports disaster-affected people

Abu Dhabi, The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) said it has provided shelters, tents, covers and food to flood-affected people in Eastern Sudan and Kerala, India, as well as earthquake-affected in Lombok, Indonesia.

The ERC's rapid humanitarian response aims to ease the suffering of those affected by floods and earthquakes. The heavy August rains in Sudan and India led to many deaths, left thousands of families homeless, and seriously damaged public facilities, UAE News Agency (WAM) reported.

Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the ERC, said that the ERC is coordinating with the Sudanese Red Crescent and relevant local authorities to distribute aid and basic supplies to those affected, including tents, shelter, equipment, food parcels and water pumps.

Al Falahi added that the ERC's efforts in Kerala include providing basic supplies to affected families, in cooperation with the UAE Consulate in Kerala, as well as exploring people's needs and identifying the best ways of providing aid, to help those affected by seasonal rains and floods that left (at least) 14,000 families homeless.

Also, an ERC delegation travelled yesterday to Indonesia to provide humanitarian support.

Source: Bahrain News Agency