Emirates Red Crescent provides relief in water scarcity crisis

Mohamed Al Junaibi, director of humanitarian affairs at the ERC in Yemen, said the project will include the restoration of an artesian well.

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Emirates Red Crescent has moved to respond to the plight of 2,000 families suffering from water scarcity.
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Emirates Red Crescent has moved to respond to the plight of 2,000 families suffering from water scarcity.

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The humanitarian arm of the UAE government has launched a strategic water project in Yemen.

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Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has moved to respond to the plight of 2,000 families suffering from water scarcity in the Khawkhah District of the country’s Red Sea Coast, state-held news agency Wam reports.

Mohamed Al Junaibi, director of humanitarian affairs at the ERC in Yemen, said the project will include the restoration of an artesian well, a water tank with a capacity of 100,000-square litres, and a 36,000metre water network.

Mahmoud Saeed, director of the Displaced People Unit in Khawkhah, added that the ERC has already implemented a range of projects in the areas of education, health, electricity, water and other services and the humanitarian sector, noting that the water project will benefit over 18,000 people.

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