Thu. Aug 22nd, 2019

UAE top amongst leading donor countries for Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan

UAE is one of the leading donor countries who have contributed to the UN’s Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan.

According to the released data by the United Nation’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the United Arab Emirates contributed around $195 million towards the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan since the commencement of this year & until 2nd July.

UAE’s foreign assistance to Yemen of around $5.59Bn between April 2015 and June 2019 is worth mentioning.

66 percent of the amount went for the development ventures & 34 percent to humanitarian relief, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of United Arab Emirates reported.

The UAE, through the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), its humanitarian arm, launched a campaign for the treatment and prevention of cholera epidemic in Yemen.

The Emirates Red Crescent provided medical assistance distributed to health centers in Al Waziiyah District eradicate and control the cholera epidemic.

The six-day anti-cholera campaign will be inclusive of cleaning of a number of water wells & draining swamps to get rid of the bacteria which carries the disease.

It will also be inclusive of distributing leaflets for raising the awareness of the people about the causes & symptoms of the disease & the sources of infection & ways of prevention, as well as, to give them provision of medicines and required tools for water purification.

The Emirates Red Crescent representative in the Red Sea Coast stated that urgent intervention was taken for the treatment of cholera patients by sending medical teams, as well as, providing necessary medicines to the health centers & units. He also said that the campaign is aimed at eradicating the epidemic which threatens the lives of thousands of Yemenis.

For his part, Director-General of Al Waziiyah District, Ahmed Abdo Al Zarafa stated that the emergency intervention by Emirates Red Crescent to combat the disease has helped Yemeni families to overcome this disease.