UAE delivers aid to Sudan and Al Mukalla in Yemen

The gesture was part of an annual programme during Eid Al Adha to support underprivileged families, in co-operation with Sudanese organisations, associations and popular committees.
Emirates Red Crescent this week distributed sacrificial meat in Al Mukalla. Head of the Emirati relief team in Hadramout, Matar Al Ketbi, said the distribution was to bring joy to needy families. Wam
Emirates Red Crescent this week distributed sacrificial meat in Al Mukalla. Head of the Emirati relief team in Hadramout, Matar Al Ketbi, said the distribution was to bring joy to needy families. Wam

ABU DHABI // The UAE Embassy in Sudan distributed more than 200 portions of sacrificed meat to about 7,000 people in Khartoum State and refugee camps at Darfur.

The gesture was part of an annual programme during Eid Al Adha to support underprivileged families, in co-operation with Sudanese organisations, associations and popular committees.

A delegation from Sharjah Charity International supervised an Eid Al Adha meat distribution for families in Kassala State, meeting with several officials from the Red Sea and Kassala states.

The UAE also delivered aid to the Yemeni city of Al Mukalla to help the country’s southern coastal cities that are suffering repeated power failures.

The Emirates Red Crescent on Tuesday delivered the aid by relief ship, which unloaded filters and fuel oil at the port of Al Mukalla to help the Hadramout region to run its generators, reported Wam, the state news agency.

Matar Al Ketbi, head of the Emirati relief team in Hadramout, said the shipment would help to maintain the city’s general power generators as well as other dilapidated power stations in various districts of the governorate.

Yemeni officials said the latest assistance would ease the suffering of populations who reside in areas liberated from Houthi rebels in the ongoing civil war.

The Red Crescent has provided the southern region with a variety of relief including food aid, establishing health centres, and renovated university housing.

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Published: September 13, 2016 04:00 AM

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