UAE Qutaba Water Project in the west coast of Yemen. WAM
The UAE, through its humanitarian arm, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) on Wednesday launched a strategic water project in Qataba in the Khawkhah District, Hodeidah Governorate, as part of its efforts to respond to the needs of people in Yemen’s Red Sea Coast.
Mohamed Al Junaibi, Director of Humanitarian Affairs at the ERC in Yemen, stated that the project will include the restoration of an artesian well, a water tank with a capacity of 100,000-square litres, and a 36,000-metre water network, noting that the project will serve over 2,000 families suffering from water scarcity.
Mahmoud Saeed, Director of the Displaced People Unit in Khawkhah District, said that the ERC has implemented a range of projects in the areas of education, health, electricity, water and other services and the humanitarian sector, adding that the water project in Qataba will benefit over 18,000 people.
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Five thousand people across the western neighborhouds of Mukalla received the aid, as part of the UAE’s efforts to improve living conditions in Yemen.
The aid package was administered in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the following up of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC).
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