A delegation from the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, which is currently visiting Ethiopia, inspected the progress of work on “Mother of the Nation” projects. Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, Honorary President To the Red Crescent Authority .. Development in Ethiopia, to strengthen the means of settling the displaced in the Bali region, which includes the construction of 1,600 homes with health and educational facilities, and tens of thousands of displaced people benefit from its vital services.
During the visit, the delegation inaugurated a kindergarten in Ruby, 400 km from the capital, Addis Ababa, as part of the authority’s projects to support the education sector in Ethiopia. It also delivered a number of school buses to the competent authorities to facilitate the students ’access to their schools.
The implementation of these projects comes within the framework of the directives of the state’s wise leadership to provide humanitarian and development assistance to brotherly and friendly peoples.
The Emirates Red Crescent Authority has strengthened its efforts to support the humanitarian and development situation in Ethiopia during the past two years due to the events in Ethiopia, and led to an increase in the pace of displacement from Bali to neighboring provinces.
The authority’s delegation visited those projects and assessed the percentage of completion therein, which exceeded 90 percent, and will be opened soon, so that families who have suffered from the ravages of displacement can enjoy stability and a decent life.
Dr. Muhammad Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, confirmed that the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, to move towards friendly Ethiopia after those events, reflects His Highness’s concern for the implications of the humanitarian situation there, and His Highness’s keenness to alleviate the suffering. Those affected by it and provide them with better living conditions.
Al-Falahi said that the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the progress of work on projects in Ethiopia and his continuous directives to complete them with the required speed, confirms his relentless endeavor to reduce the human suffering faced by the displaced, and work to enhance the means of stability for them and reunify them with their families after they were separated in Different parts of their country.
He pointed out that the directives of the wise leadership in this regard embody the values of tolerance of the UAE, and confirm the size of the strong relations between them and Ethiopia, and the continuous communication between the leaderships of the two countries, and express the depth of the eternal ties between the two peoples, and also confirm the solidarity and support of the rational leadership with no limitations with the humanitarian conditions of the displaced and affected. From its repercussions in Ethiopia, and embodies the speed of the state’s response to the humanitarian conditions that the affected people live there.
The Secretary-General of the Red Crescent added: “This initiative came within the framework of the UAE’s commitment as a donor country to its humanitarian and development values, and in continuation of its distinguished approach to promoting initiatives that reduce human suffering and support development efforts in societies affected by human calamities that affect the lives and destinies of people.”
The Red Crescent Authority has strengthened its response to support the humanitarian and development situation in Ethiopia, which targeted tens of thousands of displaced people around the capital, Addis Ababa, and those affected in other regions. Restore their activity and vitality after long suffering from the repercussions of displacement that have overwhelmed them.
It is noteworthy that the development projects currently being implemented in Ethiopia include the Bali region, the regions most affected by the repercussions of displacement in Ethiopia, and included the construction of 1,600 housing units in a number of regions belonging to the region, which are “Juba, Goji, Jenire, and Buruna, in addition to the establishment of 3 schools for all stages.” A kindergarten in the Ruby area, consisting of 70 classrooms, in addition to libraries, administration offices, laboratories and other services.
In the health field, a maternal and child care hospital is being established, consisting of outpatient clinics, an operations complex, a laboratory, wards, a unit to care for premature babies, and administrative and service facilities, in addition to providing a number of buses for transportation to facilitate transportation in the region.
With regard to food aid, the agency had provided 100,000 food parcels for the displaced in their areas of residence, in the immediate aftermath of the crisis.