UAE government keeps fighting poverty

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, reaffirmed on World Humanitarian Day that the United Arab Emirates will continue to help all the disadvantaged and underprivileged and fight poverty around the world.

In his address on social media, Sheikh Mohammed said that the Emirates is always ready to support people, and give them hope for a brighter future. In 2022, thanks to His Highness’ initiatives, the UAE donated AED 1.4 million to humanitarian causes for 100 countries and was able to help 102 million people.

“On World Humanitarian Day, we reaffirm the UAE’s message and mission. We continue to reinforce the value of charity in our society. We continue to lend a helping hand to the less fortunate, to fight poverty, hunger and ignorance around the world.” – Sheikh Mohammed said.

World Humanitarian Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly on 11 December 2008. It is observed annually on 19 August. On this day in 2003, an explosion at the UN headquarters in Baghdad killed 22 people, including the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and head of the UN mission in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello.

The campaign aims to unite the global humanitarian community and demonstrate the UN’s unwavering commitment to helping people, no matter who they are or where they are.

It is worth recalling that in July 2023, the UAE completed a five-month operation to help people in Syria and Turkey affected by the February earthquake. Operation Gallant Knight 2, launched by the UAE Ministry of Defence’s Joint Operations Command, delivered 15,000 tonnes of aid, including food, relief items and medicines.

Source: The National

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