Ten UAE-funded schools open in Aden
Ten schools have reopened in Aden as part of an Emirates Red Crescent initiative to rebuild schools in the area and provide basic education needs.
In total, over the course of this academic year, ERC plans to renovate 154 schools. In addition to the schools reopened on Thursday, 33 reopened about three weeks ago.
As part of the current phase of the project, school bags and stationary have also been distributed to students in Aden.
The schools were reopened in the presence of Mohammed Al Falahi, secretary general of ERC, and the Yemen delegation.
Separately, the first batch of water pumps and sewerage system supplies shipped from the UAE have arrived at Aden, and will be used to resume operations at the governorate’s water stations and sewage network.
ERC’s support had been widespread, covering a number of sectors, including maintenance of infrastructure, and health sector projects.
ERC has also supported Aden municipality in securing 16 trucks and 1,600 containers that will help the cleaning, collecting and transporting of waste - as well as aid in other municipal work.
On Wednesday, a Ministry of International Cooperation and Development official said that Dh522 million had been raised to provide humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen, with a focus on reconstruction in Aden to provide safety, security and stability for the southern port city’s residents.
Updated: October 8, 2015 04:00 AM