The ERC in mission of mercy to Sudan
Dubai Marina has more people moving in and out than anywhere else in the city, according to new figures. The stats were revealed in a report on moving trends in Dubai by Movesouq, a home services portal in the UAE. According to the report, more than 2,500 residential moving requests were placed on the website in the first six months of this year. And it found that 61 per cent of all moving-in activity took place in just 10 areas of Dubai. Bana Shomali, founder and CEO of Movesouq.ae, said: “The marina area has an abundance of residential towers, shops and restaurants and given its proximity to JBR Walk and the beach, its unwavering popularity is unsurprising. “More recently we have seen neighbourhoods like Dubailand and Jumeirah Village, which are still under development, have moved in to the top five.” The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is planning to implement various reconstruction projects in a number of areas hit by recent floods in Sudan that left thousands of families homeless. The ERC said the first phase of the reconstruction programme will cover vital sectors such as housing, health and education in the most affected areas in Kassala State in the east, Khartoum and the River Nile State in the north of Sudan. A delegation of the ERC met in Khartoum with Dr Othman Jafar, Secretary-General of the Sudanese Red Crescent, and Dr Al Watheq Abdul Rahman, acting DirectorGeneral of Sanad Charity Foundation, to discuss arrangements. Thirteen out 18 states struck by devastating floods were said to be facing a dire humanitarian situation.