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ERC implements initiatives worth AED2.4 billion
09 : 38 AM - 04/06/2018
Abu Dhabi, June 4 (BNA): The value of relief and humanitarian programmes that were implemented due to the directives of the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, through the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), from 1993 to 2003, reached AED1.8 billion, which benefited 21 countries, while its developmental projects, valued at AED595.7 million benefitted Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.
The ERC’s relief programmes included providing food, clothes and medicine to victims and the homeless, through 41 airlifts that transported various relief materials to Quetta in Pakistan, Mashhad in Iran, and Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan, as well as establishing a camp for Afghan refugees in the Chaman region of Pakistan on its border with Afghanistan. The camp provided over 10,000 refugees with essential services, including shelter, relief, health and education, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.


Under the directives of Shaikh Zayed, the ERC undertook relief programmes worth AED39.4 million in Jordan; AED12.9 million in Algeria; AED51.3 million in Sudan; AED110.2 million in Somalia; AED58.1 million in Iraq;AED18.9 million in Morocco; AED110.4 million in Yemen;AED106.7 million in Afghanistan;AED117.9 million in Indonesia; AED53.8 million in Pakistan;AED6.5 million in Bangladesh; AED9.1 million in Tanzania; AED4.8 million in Djibouti; AED32 million in Sri Lanka; AED12.5 million in Syria; AED43.6 million in Ghana; AED141.3 million in Lebanon; AED15.6 million in Mauritania; AED80.6 million in Kosovo and AED102.5 million in Bosnia.

F.K.N.

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