Thu 25-01-2018 17:42 PM
ABU DHABI, 25th January, 2018 (WAM) — The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has provided urgent aid to the people affected by the recent hurricane in Mauritius, as per the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and 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 and Chairman of the ERC.
The ERC has placed an urgent rescue plan to provide for the basic humanitarian needs of families affected by the disaster who are currently facing dire humanitarian conditions. A delegation of the Authority will leave tomorrow for Mauritius, to manage its field rescue operations, supervise the delivery of aid to those affected and assess their conditions and the future needs.
The ERC has declared that the first phase of the aid programme will include the provision of food, shelter and school supplies to those affected while highlighting that it has received humanitarian calls from the Red Cross in Mauritius, and will work together to rescue those affected and reduce the intensity of the disaster’s effects.
Mauritius was recently hit by a hurricane that destroyed many houses, with over 3,000 people affected and 600 families having lost their homes.
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