ERC is launching a winter assistance initiative

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has initiated its winter relief initiative, helping nearly 1 million people in 25 countries, including five hosting Syrian refugees.

The step suits His Highness’s instructions. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan who is the ruler of Al Dhafra Area Envoy and ERC Chairman.

Health and medical supplies, heating devices and products, and winter coats and blankets. All of these will be included in the AED40 million assistance, announced by the ERC during a video conference.

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Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the ERC, confirmed that the winter relief program seeks to address the needs of people affected by the cold weather, adding that, in the face of health issues across the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, additional aid will be given this year.

The ERC has a commitment to providing recipients with comfortable conditions. Also preventing them from contracting flu and other winter-related illnesses”. He said, stressing the determination of the ERC to provide additional humanitarian assistance to affected persons and refugees, especially Syrian refugees.”

ERC Deputy Secretary-General for Development and International Cooperation, Fahad Abdulrahman bin Sultan. He announced that the ERC’s strategy this year includes widening the reach of its winter assistance program’s recipients. It is going to cover 25 countries around the world, compared to only five last year.

The program will take place in several stages in collaboration with the humanitarian partners of the ERC and the UAE embassies in the recipient countries, he said, noting that Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Greece , Egypt, Syria, Albania, Kazakhstan, Bosnia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Dagestan, Georgia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Lithuania, Ukraine, Estonia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan are all within the plan.

Emirates Red Crescent has always been launching programs to aid people with different needs. It made a lot of efforts in the past months aiding countries against the current emerging coronavirus pandemic. These efforts are still going on and it will never stop. Humanity matters.

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