The ERC in mis­sion of mercy to Su­dan

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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, 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.

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