Emirates Red Crescent funds $9.8m for Comoros renovation

The agreement will reportedly involve re-constructing several buildings affected by a cyclone hitting the Mozambique Channel

The signing of the MoU between the ERC and Union of Comoros.
The signing of the MoU between the ERC and Union of Comoros.

UAE-based volunteer organisation The Emirates Red Crescent has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Union of the Comoros to fund $9.8m (AED36m) to re-build affected buildings hit by Cyclone Kenneth off Africa’s eastern coast in April 2019.

According to state news agency Wam, the renovation project will involve repairing damaged houses and school buildings, as well as establishing a hospital for women and children.

The MoU was signed in the Comoros capital, Moroni, by head of the ERC’s delegation, Obaid Rahmat Al Baloushi, and by Comoros' acting minister of foreign affairs, Dr Taqeyuldin Yousef.

The Emirates Red Crescent was created upon the directives of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to restore the infrastructure and support the development of the Comoro Islands.

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