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Red Crescent signs MoU with Yemeni counterpart

posted on 14/05/2007: 700 views

Bolstering partnership in humanitarian activities, the Red Crescent Society signed yesterday a MoU with the Yemen Red Crescent Society. The MoU defining mechanism of collaboration and coordination of relief and developmental activities implemented in Yemen was signed between Chairman of the Board of Directors of Red Crescent Society Khalifa Nasser Al Suweidi, and his Yemeni counterpart Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Al Kibeb at a ceremony held at the RC headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

Humanitarian activities being implemented in Yemen by Red Crescent include health care projects to contain Malaria, prevention of blindness, vaccination and inoculation campaigns against contagious diseases.

The MoU also streamlines the ways of enhancing capabilities of the Red Crescent volunteers in Yemen. Al Suweidi said that the MoU reflects the keenness of Red Crescent Society in implementing various humanitarian activities in Yemen, and will work towards more projects there in future.

He added that these activities are carried out under the directives of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the constant follow up by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Red Crescent Society.

From his part, the Yemeni Official remembered with gratitude the solidarity and humanitarian stand UAE takes towards the people of Yemen at times of need. "The generosity of President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan towards the people of Yemen and his support to various vital sectors in the country will always remain live in the hearts of every Yemeni citizen" , Al Kibeb said. During the period between 1994 and 2006 the Red Crescent Society has spent over Dh 55million in humanitarian aid in Yemen. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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