Sat 23-03-2019 16:40 PM
Hamdan bin Zayed calls ERC team in Bangladeshi to follow up on relief operations ABU DHABI, 23rd March, 2019 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, made telephone calls to an ERC field team operating in Bangladesh to follow up on the progress of the humanitarian, relief and development projects, being undertaken by the ERC.
Sheikh Hamdan spoke with Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, ERC Secretary-General, who briefed him on the ERC response to the humanitarian situation in Bangladesh, especially towards the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Sheikh Hamdan directed the ERC team to assess the urgent needs of the refugees and meet them.
The ERC arrived in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, to inspect and supervise the progress of projects in the vital sectors, being implemented by the UAE relief agency, Dr. Al Falah said that the ERC relief operations for the refugees receive special attention from Sheikh Hamdan within the UAE efforts to support them following the escalation of events in Bangladesh.
He added that the ERC has so far carried out three phases of its relief programme for the refugees in Bangladesh, distributing hundreds of tonnes of food assistance, sheltering, water and sanitation supplies and clothing, in Cox’s Bazaar refugee camps.