RCA delegation heads for Somaliland on Friday
Abu Dhabi, Mar. 19, 2009 (WAM) -- A delegation from the Red Crescent Authority (RCA) will leave here Friday for Somaliland on humanitarian mission to deliver medical equipment, including dialysis equipment, in support of the health situation in that war-torn Horn of Africa country.
The mission of the delegation, which also include rehabilitating the Hargeisa Hospital to boost its capacity to offer health care delivery services for the people, is in line with the directives of RCA Chairman, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is also the UAE Deputy Prime Minister.
According to RCA Secretary General, Ahmed Yusuf Gaith Al-Suwaidi, the humanitarian assistance was part of humanitarian programme of the RCA in Somalia, and is in line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is closely following up development in Somalia. He said Sheikh Hamdan attaches great importance to the situation in Somalia and has given the directives for extending all forms of assistance to the people to alleviate their sufferings and improve their living condition, adding that the RCA had intensified its relief operations in that country to help the needy and the poor out of their current dire situation.