UAE launches initiatives to achieve security, peace, stability: Hamdan bin Zayed
ERC chairman reflects on a highly successful year for the UAE's humanitarian ventures.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), stated that the UAE, under the leadership of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is launching humanitarian and development initiatives to achieve security, peace and stability in areas of turbulence around the world.
Sheikh Hamdan added that the current year, 2020, has witnessed progress in terms of the ERC’s programmes and projects both inside and outside the country, due to the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, enhancing the ERC’s capacities and enlarging its overall scope of work.
"This is reflected in the scale of programmes and projects carried out both inside and outside the country from the start of the year until September, valued at over Dh766 million," said Sheikh Hamdan while heading the second meeting of the ERC’s Board of Directors in 2020, which was held remotely via video conferencing.
"Philanthropists and donors play a significant role in supporting the ERC’s activities and programmes," he further added, while lauding the role of volunteers in supporting the humanitarian and development activities of the ERC.
During the meeting, the ERC’s Board of Directors reviewed reports presented by the Secretary-General on the authority’s achievements and the programmes and projects implemented over the past nine months both inside and outside the country, valued at Dh766,296,354.
The board also discussed several humanitarian initiatives launched this year, including the Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Remote Learning Initiative in refugee camps in Jordan and Iraqi Kurdistan, and the response to the floods and coronavirus outbreak in Sudan and Syria.
The board then reviewed the development projects launched in Hadramaut Governorate in Yemen, as well as in the Comoros Islands, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Fiji, and were briefed about the progress of the ERC’s development projects in the UAE, such as the Ataya Medical Centre in Sharjah; the establishment of a park in Wadi Isfini in Ras Al Khaimah; and the construction of a mall in Al Mirfa, Al Dhafra Region; a residential building in Bani Yas; and other two residential buildings in Al Ain and Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi.
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