Emirates Red Crescent staff and volunteers also offered psychological support to the affected families. Image Credit: WAM

Abu Dhabi: The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has participated in the evacuation and sheltering of some residents affected by the fire that broke out in a residential building on Shaikh Khalifa Road.

Volunteers from the rapid intervention team of the ERC branch in Abu Dhabi stepped in and offered humanitarian assistance to six Arab families living in the fire-hit building.

Mohammed Saeed Al Rumaithi, director of the Abu Dhabi branch of ERC, said, “Pursuant to instructions received from the ERC’s Operations Room, a number of staff and volunteers were dispatched to quickly intervene, ensure the safe exit of affected families and provide shelter and psychological support in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Police and Civil Defence.”

He said the ERC’s staff are always on standby and were trained enough to step in and quickly deal with such cases, adding that the fire incident and its subsequent material and psychological damage required the ERC’s intervention to support affected families, secure their exit and offer logistic support and necessary accommodation.