Emirates Red Crescent begins second phase of food aid drive to Yemen's Red Sea coast

A total of 6,000 food baskets allocated by the Emirates Red Crescent will be distributed to underprivileged residents

Underprivileged residents in Yemen's Red Sea coast will receive food parcels through UAE's relief aid drive. Courtesy Wam 
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The Emirates Red Crescent has launched the second phase of a relief aid campaign for residents on Yemen's Red Sea coast.

The organsiation has already distributed 200 food baskets out of the total of 6,000 allocated for this phase, covering areas that were previously not included such as Al Tuhayta, Heis, Bayt Al Faqih, among others.

In the first phase, UAE sent aid to Khokha, Ad Durayhimi, Al Hawk and Al Hali districts, where 6,000 food baskets were distributed to the underprivileged.

About 300 food baskets were handed out to 2,100 displaced families in the Khokha district.

In Ramadan, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) distributed more than 770 tonnes of food aid to the residents of Yemen's Hadramaut governorate. The aid was to help families affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

The efforts by ERC are part of their humanitarian campaign's framework to provide relief to Yemenis in rural and remote areas.

On Wednesday, the UAE distributed aid in southern Pakistan to help people affected by heavy flooding.

Successive days of storms have battered parts of Sindh and Karachi, with floods across areas in the province.

More than 100 Pakistanis died last month because of the monsoon, which also destroyed more than 1,000 homes.