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Albania commends UAE for its outreach efforts

Behar Bejko, the Albanian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), commended the efforts of Abu Dhabi on Thursday to help victims worldwide cope with natural disasters and crises.

According to Sify.com, Bejko especially praised the efforts of the Red Crescent Authority (RCA), a UAE organization that aids the underprivileged. Bejko was visiting the main office of the RCA when he delivered the praise.

RCA secretary general Mohammed Khalifa Ahmed Al Qamzi and Bejko also discussed emergency aid for the flood-torn northern parts of Albania, to which the RCA promised to donate more funds to repair the infrastructure, reports the news source.

The RCA has donated the equivalent of $15 million to Albania since 1999, according to the news source.

The United Nations has also been helping Albania in response to its flooding situation, having deployed over 1,000 emergency aid workers to evacuate victims and provide food and aid. Over 4,000 have already been evacuated, many of whom are staying with relatives or in hotels, dorms or other temporary shelter facilities, according to UN.org.
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