This is of course in addition to the numerous mosques, “charities” and other projects that the UAE has planted in Kosovo since the very beginning of our intervention:

RCA opens Emirates House in Kosovo

WAM Abu Dhabi, 19th Oct. 2010 (WAM) — The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) opened the Emirates Residential Building 2 in the Kosovan city of Peje to shelter poor families who suffered instability and displacement during the years of conflict.

RCA Secretary General Mohammed Khalifa Al Qamzi said the five storey building houses 25 residential units and its construction had cost Dh 2.6 million.

He added that the first Dh 2.8 million facility with a 22 apartments was opened three years ago.

‘’The establishment of the Emirates Residential Building 2 comes within the framework of the RCA’s plan for reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructure in Kosovo under directives from President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and support of H.H. Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and follow up of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and RCA Chairman,'’he said, adding that programmes carried by the in Kosovo since 1999 were valued at Dh 130 million.

From the very beginnings of the crisis in Kosovo, he said , the UAE leadership has been working towards improving the humanitarian situation and has dispatched urgent relief aid to alleviate the suffering of Kosovans.

Representative of the government of Kosovo thanked Sheikh Mohammed for the generous donation he offered for building the housing complex and praised the UAE’s leadership and people for their humanitarian and philanthropic support to Kosovans. The UAE, he said, has been among the first countries to respond to the Kosovan tragedy and has been proving support to the affected people.

He added said his country and people will always be grateful to the UAE and its humanitarian agency (RCA) for the generous support to the distressed Kosovans.

‘’The RCA has done well in delivering humanitarian services to the victims and affected people,'’he said, describing the new project as a qualitative leap in the RCA operations in Kosovo.

‘’It is the hope the people of Kosovo has been waiting for a long time,'’he added.