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RCA provides helps to flood victims in Mauritania

posted on 20/08/2007: 682 views



Nouakchott - Aid convoys sent by the UAE Red Crescent Authority carrying food stuffs reached TinTan city in Mauritania to help the victims of the floods that has badly affected the city at the beginning of this month.

This humanitarian gesture came upon the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of Red Crescent Authority. Aid stuffs have been distributed among the 10 thousand people of the city with cooperation between Red Crescent delegation and the local authorities there.

The aid consists of sugar, rice milk, cooking oil wheat and other stuffs. It is important to note that the Red Crescent, upon the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, had sent before urgent aid to Mauritania including one hundred thousand dirhams and 60 tons of date to be distributed to needy people during Ramadan by the UAE embassy in Nouakchott.

Saleh Al Ta'e, Acting Secretary General of the Red Crescent said the aid that has been sent to Mauritania since 1994 reached more than 3500000(three million and five hundred thousand dirhams) in value, including building a mosque and a clinic in 1994 besides contributions to the projects of the Charity Society in 1995 in addition to providing with clothes, dates, and food stuffs following the draught that the country witnessed in 1997.

Also in the year 2000, more than 215 tons of dates were sent there, and 100 ton in 2001 besides the aid sent to the victims of the flood in 2002 and the support of the UNICEF campaign against poliomyelitis, different food stuffs in 2004 and aid to victims of locusts spread in 2005. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)

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