Source Pravda.Ru

UAE Red Crescent Society suggests building orphanage for Chechen kids

The Red Crescent Society of the United Arab Emirates has signalled readiness to build a residential school for children from Chechnya, according to an organization official He was a member of the delegation, which visited Chechnya to look into the humanitarian situation there on May 17-18.

The society has proposed helping Russia build and equip a residential school for 1,500 orphaned children.

Since 2000 the Arab Emirates have provided $550,000 in aid to Chechnya and are expected to allocate the same amount of money on different projects in the near future.

Authorities in Moscow and Grozny have been very cooperative towards the humanitarian organization, noted the official.

Russia's emergencies ministry, for example, supports the UAE's initiatives aimed at aiding the Chechen people.

UAE representatives have visited the republic six times over the past four years.