UAE RCA to dispatch relief aid to Somalia

ABU DHABI — UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Red Crescent Authority (RCA) Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Saturday gave orders to dispatch urgent food relief aid to Somali areas hit by drought and famine, said RCA on Saturday.

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Published: Mon 18 Aug 2008, 1:44 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:06 PM

"The humanitarian relief aid which is aimed to support Somali people in times of crisis is a personal grant from Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed," acccording to RCA secretary-general Dr Saleh Musa Al Taee who did not say how much is the grant.

A delegation from RCA will soon fly to Somalia to oversee the distribution of relief aid to eligible families as well as to inspect progress on drilling drinkable water wells in dry areas, Al Taee added. The initiative comes at a crucial time to express UAE's solidarity and humanitarian sympathy with underprivileged Somalis ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, said head of relief and emergencies at RCA Saleh Salim Al Jaberi.

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