ERC sponsors Iraqi child with cerebral palsy

The ERC delegation led by Dr Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the ERC, recently visited the Kurdistan region of Iraq, where it learnt about the story of the child.

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Published: Tue 27 Jan 2015, 12:21 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:32 PM

Abu Dhabi — The Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC) has pledged to sponsor an Iraqi child, Suhaib Qais, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

It will also provide the needs of his family, who lives at the Harshm camp in Erbil, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, where his family faces difficult circumstances after the displacement from Al-Anbar due to the deteriorating security situation there.

The ERC delegation led by Dr Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the ERC, recently visited the Kurdistan region of Iraq, where it learnt about the story of the child.

Ateeq said the initiative comes within the ERC efforts to assist the Iraqi displaced people and refugees as per the directives and follow-up by Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the ERC. “The ERC gives priority to children’s health, being the weakest category,” he said. — Wam

He added that such field visits allow the ERC to assess closely the conditions of the displaced and refugees. 



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