Many national and international media has been covering the UAE’s helping hands in the much needed time of COVID-19 crisis. The Emirates has been sending medical and technical aid to many nations.
UAE’s always showed the world on the need to provide urgent support in the field of health to brotherly and friendly countries during the time of a crisis. No single nation can survive alone.
The UAE, represented by the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has constructed and restored 24 fishing centers in Yemen’s Red Sea Coast today. This includes Bad Al Mandeb in Taiz, Taif in Bayt al-Faqih, and Ad Durayhimi districts in Hodeidah.
Hazem Shandhour, ERC Representative in Yemen’s Red Sea Coast, said, ” The ERC has completed the infrastructure required by the fishing centers, according to our demographic plan that considered the needs of local people, especially fishermen.”
The number of local beneficiaries totaled 28,000 fishermen serving over 220,000 people.
This humanitarian initiative is part of the ERC’s current plans to keep pace with the needs of residents.
The ERC also supplied the centers with electricity, whether through solar panels or high capacity generators, as well as provided fishing equipment and central refrigerators to store fish to 400 fishermen.
Local fishermen expressed their happiness at being able to resume their activities and meet their families’ needs. ERC relief teams distributed urgent food aid to fishermen in Khawkhah, Hodeidah, targeting the families of fishermen who went missing at sea.
Food aid was also distributed to fishing centers in Khawkhah that were restored by the ERC in the first half of 2019, in the presence of Shandhour and Dr. Al Hassan Taher, Governor of Hodeidah.