Over 5000 families benefit from RCA aid operations in Yemen
The third aid plane from the UAE carrying 44 tons food supplies landed at Sana'a International Airport as part the UAE Red Crescent Authority's air bridge under the umbrella of "Sanadhum" (Help them) relief campaign launched by the UAE two weeks ago to help Yemenis face food shortage.The humanitarian air bridge, which reached now 183,000 tons of food items, dates and clothing, is in line with directives from UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and orders from His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and is being followed up by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of RCA.
Head of RCA's office in Sana'a Khalfan Saif Al-Kindi, who received the aid plane, said more than 5000 families and 25 beneficiaries were covered the RCA relief campaign.
''Today, the RCA aid workers distributed food assistance to poor population at Kharaba, western district of Sana'a,'' he added.