UAE humanitarian work has given Yemenis hope: paper

ABU DHABI, 21st October, 2015 (WAM) — A UAE paper has said that despite the recent attacks in some of the liberated areas in Yemen and the security situation, the UAE is actually expanding its humanitarian work in the country, thereby sending a strong message that it will not give up on the war-ravaged country.

In an editorial on Wednesday, Gulf News said, “Al Houthi militias and supporters of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh think that their attacks on the Arab coalition and the aid missions will deter the UAE, Saudi Arabia and others from completing their mission in Yemen.

“But as His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has stressed repeatedly, the UAE will go all the way in its support for the Yemeni people and their legitimate government. It’s estimated that around 14.7 million Yemenis now depend on humanitarian aid.

The paper quoted Dr. Mohammad Atiqi Al Falahi, Secretary-General of Emirates Red Crescent as saying, “The UAE will not let them down. Our campaign in Yemen will continue and we are going to expand our activities across the country,” adding, “Despite the dangers and security issues, the ERC campaign will continue and it will not stop until the end of our mission.”

“The UAE’s humanitarian work in Yemen, which goes hand-in-hand with our military efforts, along with other members of the coalition, underlines the UAE’s commitment to give the Yemeni people hope and support their determination to live in a prosperous country,” concluded the Dubai-based daily.