UAE RCA distributes cash to poor Afghans

KABUL - The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has distributed cash to the needy Afghan people in cooperation with the UAE embassy in Afghanistan.

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Published: Mon 14 Jul 2008, 1:26 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:11 PM

The move is part of sustained assistance provided by the UAE to the people of Afghanistan to alleviate the suffering of the people in that country.

Abdullah Khalifa Saeed Al Murshidi, director of the RCA office, said, “$7,000 donated by a philanthropist was distributed to 120 poor Afghan families at Bagh ji district in Bagram province to ease burden on them. A sum of $5,000 was also donated by the RCA office to build a mosque in Khost.”

He added that three mosques were built in different districts in Jalalabad at a cost of $30, 000 each.

The RCA also supervised digging of 269 water wells across Afghanistan, particularly in remote areas.

The second phase of the fence of Shaikh Zayed City has been completed. In addition, the work on sewerage system and the water and electricity supplies have been completed at a cost of $1.7 million.

Fatima Jaylani, chairperson of Afghan Red Crescent Society, lauded the support of the UAE government and people to end the suffering of the Afghan people.

While receiving the RCA delegation in Kabul, she added that the continuous support from the UAE “reflects deep ties between the two friendly countries and commitment of the UAE to help the Afghans.”

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