Emirates news agency – ERC launches development projects in Comoros
MORONI, September 19, 2021 (WAM) – The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has launched several development projects to help the victims of tropical cyclone Kenneth which hit the Comoros three years ago.
Some 280,000 people will benefit from the projects, which aim to support the health and education sectors by building their capacities and improving their services.
The projects include the construction and maintenance of 12 schools, as well as the establishment of the Mother of the Nation Maternity and Childhood Center.
The projects are part of the first phase of development projects executed on the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, and under the supervision of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, representative of the sovereign in the region of Al Dhafra and president of the ERC, to provide development support and humanitarian aid to the people of the Comoros.
The project inauguration event was attended by the First Lady of the Comoros, Ambari Daroueche; Governor of the island of Engziga; Saeed Mohammed Al Maqbali, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Comoros; a number of Comorian ministers; Obaid Al Baloushi, head of the ERC delegation, and several deputies.
Dr Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, ERC General Secretary, said ERC-led development projects aim to limit the effects of natural disasters on people’s lives, support development and reconstruction efforts in affected areas and allow their residents to resume their daily activities.
The ERC has recently intensified its humanitarian and development programs, as part of a comprehensive strategy to launch projects that will generate sustainable donations and meet human and social development needs by supporting vital sectors, including health, education, water and employment, he added. .
Several local officials and residents thanked the UAE and its leaders, stressing the importance of the work of the ERC in their country to alleviate the suffering of local communities and improve their conditions.