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.
As part of its food security programme, the Emirates Red Crescent distributed 650 food baskets, weighing more than 50 tonnes, to 3,250 needy families.
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 United Arab Emirates has topped a list of donor countries contributing to the United Nation’s Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, YHRP 2019.
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