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Lebanese soldiers search for survivors after the Beirut explosion Image Credit: AP. For illustrative purpose only.

Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has directed the ERC to support orphans who have lost their families, among others, in the Beirut explosion.

Sheikh Hamdan also instructed the ERC to provide for the families’ basic needs and restore their homes.

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The initiative will cover all families who lost loved ones in the explosion.

The directives of Sheikh Hamdan highlight the related role of the UAE which is part of its ongoing relief efforts to mitigate the effects of the disaster.

Dr Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the ERC, stressed that Sheikh Hamdan has been monitoring the situation on the ground since the explosion and its effects on people, and is in constant contact with the ERC’s executive management to follow the progress of relief operations.

The initiative also reflects Sheikh Hamdan’s keenness to provide people affected by the disaster with all their requirements. ERC is working in coordination with the Humanitarian Aid Office of the UAE Embassy in Beirut to count affected orphans and families and list current priorities.