The government of the UAE has allocated almost 10 million dirhams to help the victims of the strongest hurricane Irma, which covered Florida last year.
The donation was announced by Dana Al Marashi, the Head of Heritage and Social Affairs Department, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington D.C.
It should be noted that these funds are only part of the total amount of 37 million dirhams (10 million US dollars) to be allocated by the UAE.
“The UAE government always cooperates with charitable organizations in the framework of assistance to the affected families,” said Mrs. Al Marashi.
“When a friend is in trouble, a friend comes to the rescue. The United States of America are our friends, so we are happy to provide help to the people of Florida. ”
The allocated funds will be spent in the framework of the current program of assistance to the victims of Hurricane Irma. This donation will significantly improve the lives of thousands of affected families, still experiencing the severe consequences of this devastating natural disaster.
The UAE has long maintained strong partnerships with the United States, and is always ready to provide help the state on its way to recovery. The investments of the countries of the Persian Gulf are an integral part of the American economy, despite its enormous scale. These funds have an impact on the vital sectors of the country’s economy.
It should be mentioned, that Hurricane Irma destroyed the technological infrastructure in many US schools. Part of the allocated funds will be spent on restoring infrastructure and providing students with access to the Internet. Also, money will be spent on the restoration of playgrounds, football fields, and of course the finances will go to restore about 30 houses.
It is worthy noting, that the United Arab Emirates is always ready to help to the US to restore the destroyed infrastructure after natural disasters, as it was after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and a powerful tornado in the city of Joplin in 2011.