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Emirates Red Crescent enhances efforts in Mali

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BAMAKO, 23rd February 2016 (WAM) --- A delegation from Emirates Red Crescent recently visited Mali follow up an 11 million humanitarian project to improve healthcare, education, food supplies and services in cooperation with international and local agencies.

The delegation which led by Fahad Abdul Rehman Sultan, Deputy Secretary-General for Donations and Marketing oversaw the distribution of food aid to locals affected by the humanitarian crisis in Mali in cooperation with the Mali Red Cross.

Secretary-General of the Mali Red Cross, Mamadou Traore, thanked the Emirates Red Crescent and recalled the efforts of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE "who supported and helped underprivileged people across the world in a non-discriminatory manner."

The UAE, he noted, continues to provide educational, developmental and food aid for the people of Mali.

The Emirates Red Crescent's deputy secretary-general for donations and marketing noted that some 27800 Malians in Timbuktu, Kidal and Gao, have benefited from the Emirati humanitarian four-month project being carried out in cooperation with the UN World Food Programme.

The Red Crescent, he added, is carrying out a three-pronged plan to fight poverty, illiteracy and diseases in Mali.