A view of the UAE's drinking water project in Red Sea Coast area. WAM
The projects are part of a series of humanitarian projects implemented by the UAE to help the Yemeni people related to food aid, shelter, social services and sustainable development.
The ERC adopted a comprehensive humanitarian plan prioritising drinking water projects to ensure the stability of the Yemeni people, provide them with decent lives, and prevent them from travelling far to search for drinking water.
The ERC aims to restore, maintain and build strategic central water projects in many populated areas, which were welcomed by local residents.
The projects include the "UAE Water Aid Project," which involves the restoration and digging of 23 drinking water wells in remote villages.
A general view of the water tank in Red Sea area. WAM
The ERC’s efforts are not limited to digging and restoring well, they also supplied the wells with electricity to pump water and provide them with solar energy systems.
Abdulrahman Al Yusufy, Director of Relief Administration at the ERC in the Red Sea Coast, stated that the ERC has prioritised local water projects, due to their importance to people’s lives.
Representatives of local authorities, key figures and local residents thanked the UAE for supporting Yemen’s stability and development.
The United Nations and Saudi Arabia will host a donor conference on June 2 in a bid to boost support for Yemen, which was already facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis before the pandemic struck.
"We are urging the donors to pledge generously, and those who have given an indication of pledges to actually pay early because the operation in Yemen is severely, severely underfunded," Jens Laerke, a spokesman with the UN's humanitarian agency OCHA, told a virtual press conference.
Mohamed Al Junaibi, Director of Humanitarian Affairs at the ERC in Yemen, stated that the project will serve over 2,000 families suffering from water scarcity.
This month, the ERC distributed more than 4,000 food parcels to the regions of the Red Sea Coast, and the country is continuing to provide food and relief assistance to underprivileged Yemeni families with the aim of easing their suffering and improving their living conditions
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