ABYAN, 16th August, 2016 (WAM) – The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has launched the second aid convoy to the Abyan governorate in Yemen, as part of a dispatch of humanitarian convoys to various towns and villages of Yemen.

The convoy, which included the 1,500 food baskets and shelter tents, will help the population improve their lives and strengthen their steadfastness in the face of difficult conditions in the country.

The beneficiaries in Abyan extended their sincere thanks and appreciation to the UAE and its wise leadership for their assistance.

Local officials in Abyan also commended the ERC for its assistance that covers all aspects including health, education, shelter and other basic humanitarian needs required by the population.

They praised the quick response of the ERC to the appeals made by the inhabitants of Abyan, and stressed that the gesture was familiar and expected from the people of the UAE in light of the country’s giving framework.