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Kenyan Ambassador Bishar Abdul Rahman Hussein yesterday lauded the humanitarian operations being carried out by the UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS) in the famine-hit Kenya.
A UAE ship loaded with relief will set sail for the Horn of Africa in the coming few days as part of a campaign to aid drought-hit populations in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti. Secretary General of the UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS) Sana Al Kitbi said the ship would carry 500 tonnes of various relief supplies from food to blankets and tents.
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.
Garisa, Kenya - A delegation of the UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS) distributed yesterday relief items to victims of drought that has plagued Kenya and some Horn of Africa countries for some years.
Mandera - The UAE Red Crescent Society has distributed here today tons of relief supplies to drought victims in the Neobi area, in north eastern Kenya. The ongoing humanitarian campaign carried out by the UAE RCS is in line with the directives upon directives from 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 by the continuous follow up of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of UAE Red Crescent Society.
A Kenyan official yesterday spoke of deteriorating humanitarian situation in northern Kenya due to the drought, warning that food and water shortage could lead to mass starvation. Abbas Goled, Secretary General of the Kenyan Red Cross, said his organisation was trying to secure water tankers to provide drinking water in the drought-hit areas of the country.
Goled thanked the UAE Red Crescent Society for sending 70 tonnes of aid that will be distributed to the people in the affected areas.
Nairobi - In line with the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of UAE Red Crescent Society, a delegation arrived in Nairobi yesterday aboard two planes carrying 35 tonnes of relief supplies.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai has ordered dispatch of emergency relief aid to the victims of drought and famine in Somalia and Kenya.
The UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS) has delivered medical equipment to a hospital in the Kenyan-Somali border to cater for the needs of drought victims. The 250-bed hospital is run by just one physician with acute shortage of medical equipment.
Nairobi - A delegation of the UAE Red Crescent Society arrived here yesterday headed by Director of the RCS Department of Relief and Emergency Dr. Saleh Al- Ta'ee to offer emergency relief to people in the drought-stricken Kenyan-Ethiopian-Somali border areas, once distinguished by fertile lands.