इंडियन आवाज़     22 Oct 2018 01:00:58      انڈین آواز

UAE, Red Cross sign pact to support humanitarian efforts in Yemen, Myanmar


The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, to support the humanitarian response plan in Yemen, Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of Congo, in addition to support ICRC’s budget, totaling 11 million USD.

The agreement was signed by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC, on the sidelines of the 73rd Ordinary Session of the United National General Assembly in New York.

Emirates News Agency reported that under the agreement, the UAE will provide the ICRC with 6 million USD to support health centres, water and sanitation facilities in Yemen, 1 million USD to support the Organisation’s humanitarian efforts in Myanmar, 1 million USD to support humanitarian efforts in DRC, in addition to 3 million USD to support general programmes.
The UAE is a member of the donor support group of the ICRC.

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