ERC launches campaign to aid 10 million Yemeni people The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has launched a donation campaign that includes a telethon to raise funds to help 10 million Yemeni citizens affected by the current crisis there.
The campaign is launched in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on the orders of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the follow up of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the ERC.
ERC Secretary general Dr. Mohammed Atiq Al Falahi said in a press conference that the campaign, dubbed ‘For You Yemen’, will include a telethon next Friday on all major television stations to raise funds for the campaign.
ERC is already operating relief programmes in Yemen which helped 124,000 families and more than 620,000 people.
According to Al Falahi, the ERC managed to distribute 15,000 tonnes of relief materials, dispatched by ships and land convoys, in addition to rehabilitation of power stations.
Al Falahi also announced 200 stations will be deployed across the country to collect cash and material donations, including 171 in Abu Dhabi city, 47 in Bani Yas, 45 in Al Ain, 11 in Dubai, 19 in Sharjah, 12 in Fujairah, six in Ras Al Khaimah, three in Umm Al Quwain and two in Ajman.
Donations can also be sent to the campaign's bank accounts in Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Sharjah Islamic Bank, as well as via text messages, ERC website and social media accounts.