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UAE RCS distributes relief supplies to needy in Kabul

posted on 29/01/2006: 636 views



Kabul - The UAE Red Crescent Society's, RCS, office in Afghanistan has distributed relief supplies to the needy and orphans in the Afghan capital as part of the UAE RCS continuous assistance being provided to the Afghan people in a bid to ease their sufferings.



Abdullah Khalifa Saeed Al Murshedi, Director of the UAE RCS office in Kabul said the distribution of the relief supplies is in line with the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and RCS Chairman in offering humanitarian assistance to the needy in Afghanistan, noting that the assistance included relief supplies such as flour and edible oil.



Fatima Al Jailani, Chairperson of the Afghan RCS has expressed her thanks and gratitude to the UAE government and people for the kind gesture, saying the Afghan people highly appreciate the noble deeds of the UAE people in assisting needy families. 'The UAE RCS office in Afghanistan in collaboration with the Afghan RCS has distributed sacrifice meat to the poor and needy on the occasion of Eid Al Adha,' Al Murshedi added.



He further stated that the work in building Sheikh Zayed's City in Kabul at the cost of dollars 4 million is in progress and 70% of project, which includes 200 residential units, a mosque, two schools and a medical clinic has been completed. Two mosques at the cost of dollar 30,000 each will be also built in Kabul and Jalalabad, he further added. 'More than 1000 wells were also drilled in Kabul and Jalalabad and a large number of the population living in Kabul outskirts benefited from this benevolent deed,' Al Murshedi pointed out. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)

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