Sunday , February 24 2019

UAE, ICRC sign $11mn deal to boost aid efforts


The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to support the humanitarian response plan in Yemen, Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of Congo, in addition to support ICRC’s budget, totaling AED40.4 million ($11 million).
Under the agreement, the UAE will provide the ICRC with $6 million to support health centres, water and sanitation facilities in Yemen, $1 million to support the Organisation’s humanitarian efforts in Myanmar, $1 million to support humanitarian efforts in DRC, in addition to $3 million to support general programmes.
The agreement signed with the ICRC included support to health centres, water and rehabilitation of sanitation structures in Yemen, and meeting basic needs of those affected. The agreement also stressed the importance of receiving the wounded and the sick for appropriate medical treatment, as well as assisting disabled persons through the provision of physical rehabilitation services.
Reem Al Hashemy said that the signature of this agreement reflects the UAE’s efforts to achieve peace and prosperity in the world through its foreign aid policy and its humanitarian and development projects, in accordance with the vision of the wise leadership of the UAE.

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