$110m UAE assistance boosts Socotra's economic growth
Gulf Today|August 01, 2021
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The development and relief aid provided by the UAE to Socotra Governorate in Yemen since 2015 enabled the Archipelago to overcome its many challenges and dire humanitarian conditions and helped local authorities to improve life and livelihood of the Soqotri people.

The aid provided to the island from 2015 to 2021 amounted to $110 million, according to official reports, with donor organisations including the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, the Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre.

This aid, which has supported most vital sectors in the governorate, covers the areas of social and health services, basic supplies, transport and storage, education, fishing, construction, public education, energy, water and public health, government support and civil society.

The UAE’s aid helped restore Socotra’s airport, enabling it to serve the process of development and facilitating transporting to and from the island.

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