ERC continues deploying aid for victims of cyclone Idai in Malawi

ABU DHABI, 30th March, 2019 (WAM) — The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is continuing deploying relief aid in Malawi in support of the victims of the tropical cyclone Idai, which hit several African nations recently.

The assistance includes food stuffs and nutritional supplements to children as well as shelter supplies for thousands of people across four villages in Nazombie, Phalombe district, which has been hard hit by the massive disaster.


The aid comes in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the follow-up of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, to stand by the African countries hit by the cyclone, including Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The move falls within the context of the UAE humanitarian and developmental aid, which forms the mainstay of the country’s foreign policy.

The ERC delegation in Malawi, led by the Director of ERC Centre in Sharjah, Abdullah Al Muhairi, is following up the execution of the surge plan which has been developed to secure the largest possible level of support for the victims and widening the base of beneficiaries from the aid, which includes essential supplies to meet the needs of victims for the time being.

WAM/Hatem Mohamed

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