HADRAMAUT, The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, provided urgent relief assistance to needy and affected families in the As Sawm District, east of Hadramaut Governorate, as part of the ERC's food security programme in Yemen.

The assistance was delivered after a field visit was made by the ERC team to assess the basic requirements of the district, which lacks simple essential services. The aid included food packages and winter clothes.

Hussein Hayder, ERC Supervisor in Wadi Hadramaut, said the ERC had tried to reach out to as many needy families as possible.

''Needy families felt relieved when they received the much-needed assistance and they thanked the UAE for the timely relief, which helped to ease the economic woes they were experiencing,'' he added.

Source: Emirates News Agency