ERC Winter Aid campaign helps 1.2 million worldwide

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Around 1.2 million people across the globe have benefitted from the Emirates Red Crescent's (ERC) winter aid campaign.

Upon the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent they've intensified humanitarian and relief efforts to support people affected by harsh weather conditions.

The ERC's also allocated additional relief aid for Syrian refugees located both inside and outside their country.

ERC Secretary-General, Dr. Mohamed Ateeq Al Falahi, highlighted the keenness of Sheikh Hamdan to enlarge the scope of this year's campaign in many countries witnessing low temperatures.

"On the directives of Sheikh Hamdan, additional aid has been allocated for refugees in several countries suffering from harsh weather conditions," Al Falahi said, adding that the ERC is coordinating with its offices abroad and the country’s embassies to assist all affected areas.

He added "The ERC has intensified its winter aid this year, in light of the health conditions caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and created the appropriate conditions for beneficiaries and provided means of prevention from flu and other winter diseases."

Al Falahi then lauded the ongoing cooperation between the ERC and the country’s embassies abroad.

The ERC’s winter aid campaign beneficiaries are located in Jordan, Syria, Bosnia, Iraq, Albania, Kazakhstan, San Marino, Armenia, Latvia, Russia, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Greece, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.

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