HODEIDAH, Yemen - As part of the UAE's Water Aid (Suqia) initiative, the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, on Sunday, commissioned a project to excavate 23 solar-powered artesian wells, to provide potable water for citizens, along the Red Sea Coast of Yemen.

UAE Suqia Campaign, launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, aims to provide clean water to five million people worldwide, in cooperation with the RCA and other charity organisations nationwide, as well as, private sector.

The ERC-funded project, entails the digging and equipping of 23 artesian wells, with desalination units, to pump water for 58,000 people, living in the districts of Al Khokha, Al Tuhaita, Al Duraihimi, Bait Al; Faqih, Zubaid and Al Hussainya.

Waleed Al Qudaimi, Under-secretary of Al Hodeidah Governorate, told Emirates News Agency (WAM) that, the project is expected to serve the Yemeni citizens along the Red Sea Coast, who suffer from water scarcity.

He added that, as part of the project, some areas will be provided with water, for the livestock that used to die of thirst.

Saeed Al Kaabi, Director of UAE's Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, said, the project will help improve living standards of Yemeni families, in six districts, along the Red Sea Coast.


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