UAE’s ERC builds schools, maternity centre on Comoros Islands

A delegation from the UAE’s humanitarian arm Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has visited the Comoros Islands to inspect the progress on several construction and development projects, which are being implemented to support the area’s health and education sectors.

The visit is part of ERC’s ongoing initiatives to support the reconstruction of Comoros, and to foster the UAE’s efforts to rehabilitate and provide the necessary services for the people in Comoros.

The projects include the construction of 12 schools in the Grande Comore and Anjouan Islands, in addition to a maternity centre on the island of Mohéli, which has reached the 95% construction milestone and is due to be opened soon.

The projects are part of Phase 1 of initiatives being developed under the directives of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to provide developmental and humanitarian support in Comoros.

The projects are being followed up under the direction of the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, according to the state-run news agency, Wam.

Commenting on the projects, the secretary-general of the ERC, Dr Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, said: “We have intensified our humanitarian and development projects as part of an integrated strategy to adopt projects that achieve sustainability and meet the humanitarian and social needs, especially in education, health, water services, sanitation, and other sectors.”

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