UAE working on new projects in Palestine
Abu Dhabi, August 27, 2014
The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is presently working on a number of development projects worth Dh53 million ($14.4 million) in the occupied Palestinian territories, said a report.
These include health, educational, religious and developmental projects, according to Emirati news agency Wam.
Of these, the major projects are the Dh21 million Emirates fund for rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. The three-year project is being carried out via the Palestinian Social Affairs Ministry and will serve 519 disabled persons, said the report citing a senior official.
"We are determined to provide sustained assistance to the Palestinian people with the aim of supporting socio-economic development and easing their daily suffering," remarked ERC secretary-general, Dr Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi.
He said the ERC was co-ordinating with the Palestinian Red Crescent, government bodies, non-governmental organisations, as well as with local municipalities and councils in the West Bank to implement these projects for the benefit of underprivileged Palestinians in Jerusalem, villages and refugee camps.