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CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus: UAE sends 770 tonnes of food aid to Yemen during Ramadan

The Emirates Red Crescent has distributed a total of 18,000 food parcels benefitting 90,000 people

Yemen’s Covid-19 death toll may increase from about 500 to 12,000 by November, an expert has warned. Wam
Yemen’s Covid-19 death toll may increase from about 500 to 12,000 by November, an expert has warned. Wam

The Emirates Red Crescent has distributed more than 770 tonnes of food aid to the residents of Hadramaut governorate in Yemen, during the holy month of Ramadan.

The aid will help families affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

ERC has distributed a total of 18,000 food parcels benefitting 90,000 people.

Of these, 1,000 food parcels were given to disabled people in local rehabilitation centres.

Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi, ERC representative in Hadramaut, said the campaign is part of the UAE’s humanitarian projects that aim to support needy families in the governorate.

Amin Saeed Omar Barzeeq, under-secretary of Hadramaut governorate for technical affairs, thanked the UAE for distributing relief supplies in Yemen.

Local beneficiaries expressed their happiness and thanked the UAE government for the help extended.

Since the beginning of 2020, the ERC has distributed 25,410 food parcels benefitting 127,050 needy families.

Published: May 25, 2020 09:00 PM

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