The Red Crescent Society of the United Arab Emirates is the United Arab Emirates (UAE) affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The authority was founded in 1983 with support of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) on Monday distributed relief assistance to people in a number of areas in Tarim, in Yemen’s Hadramaut Governorate, as part of the ‘Year of Zayed’, and as part of its continued efforts to support the country’s humanitarian and developmental needs across all fields.
Tarim is a historic town situated in the Hadhramaut Valley of South Yemen, widely acknowledged as the theological, juridical, and academic center of the Hadhramaut Valley. An important focus of Islamic learning, it is estimated to contain the highest concentration of descendants of the Islamic prophet Muhammad (sayyids) anywhere in the world
Teams from the ERC distributed food baskets to hundreds of families in the areas of Meshta and Koda in Tarim. Yesterday’s distribution has brought the number of food aid distributed so far this year to 10,000 tonnes reaching 113,280 people.
The beneficiaries expressed their appreciation for the UAE’s continuous support which they said helps ease their suffering after losing their livelihoods as a result of the deterioration of the economic situation and the disruption of sources of income in most parts of the country.
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