RCA undertaking urgent relief operation in Morocco

posted on 04/01/2011

The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) is carrying out a massive humanitarian programme to deliver basic food and shelter supplies to population affected by floods that swept some parts of Morocco recently.

The RCA is coordinating with the UAE Embassy in Rabat to ensure delivery of best relief services so as to improve humanitarian conditions of the flood-victims.

A RCA team will leave for Morocco tomorrow to oversee distribution of assistance, purchased from the local market, to the regions most hit by the floods.

The RCA has received a humanitarian appeal from its Moroccan counterpart for assisting 11 provinces affected by floods and where tens of people were killed and about 15000 families left homeless in a severe humanitarian condition accompanied by cool winter.

A group of the RCA aid workers are currently on the ground to assess the most needed relief items so as to be secured urgently. So far, the RCA has undertaken humanitarian and relief programmes in tune of Dh 13.6 million in Morocco. - Emirates News Agency, WAM