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The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has begun delivery of relief aid to victims of drought in the Horn of Africa, particularly in Ethiopia and Somalia. "Drought has caused crop failure and killed livestock in some parts of the Horn of Africa. This situation has caused a serious humanitarian situation which we are trying to address by sending relief supplies to those in need", said Dr. Ali bin Abdullah Al Kaabi, Chairman of the RCA Board of Directors.
The Zayed Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Works has allocated Dh 26 million for the relief campaign in the drought-hit countries in the Horn of Africa.
Acting upon instructions by President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and follow up of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Foundation will use these funds to drill water wells in a number of Eastern African countries of Djibouti, Tanzania and Ethiopia whose some regions were affected by drought due to short of rains.
The UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS) launched yesterday a relief campaign to help famine victims in the African Horn. Relief supplies will be distributed in drought-and-famine struck countries under instructions form President H.H.