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The UAE's helping hand

posted on 05/08/2007: 888 views

Since 1996, the UAE has directed over half a billion dirhams towards one single cause: supporting the Palestinian people. From occupied Jerusalem to Hebron; Nablus to Rafah; Qalqilya to Khan Younis, humanitarian and development work funded or carried out by UAE-based organisations, including the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA), has been undertaken to meet the needs of both the refugee and non-refugee population.

As millions of Palestine refugees mark nearly 60 years of displacement, and 40 years on from the Israeli military occupation of the Gaza Strip, West Bank and East Jerusalem, over 60 per cent of Palestinians in the occupied territories still live below the poverty line.


The Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank is home to 16,000 refugees and the RCA has funded the multi-million dirham rehabilitation of a large portion of the camp destroyed during an Israeli incursion in 2002.

A camp resident summed up feelings about the UAE's assistance to residents of Jenin as follows: 
"It is very difficult to live here. We are so squashed together and it is everyone's dream to leave the camp but most don't have the means. But, the people of the camp were very positive about the help received from the UAE - imagine feeling as though no one can help you and then the UAE steps in. Everyone was relieved."

On April 3 2002, the Israeli army entered Jenin refugee camp and imposed a round the clock curfew, deploying thousands of troops into the area, along with bulldozers, tanks and helicopters.

When the curfew was lifted two weeks later, over 450 families had been made homeless and 52 Palestinians had been killed.

After the incursion, the RCA stepped in to alleviate the hardship of the inhabitants ... by providing better living conditions, with special emphasis on the families most directly affected. While there are still major problems in the camp, including almost nightly Israeli raids and arrests and widespread unemployment, thousands of residents were able to return to new homes, schools and pray again at the rebuilt mosque.


President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has also taken up the cause originally championed by his father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, initiating various projects in Palestine including the Sheikh Khalifa City being built on the remains of a former Israeli colony in the Gaza Strip. Healthcare centres, schools, orphanages, women's and youth centres, have all been constructed and run through assistance from the UAE.


The Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum School for Special Needs, is being constructed in the West Bank town of Hebron - the first such facility for children from the ages of 6 to 10 in the area. Prior to establishment of the school there were no educational facilities for children with special needs in the area. There are many people with special needs in Hebron – their conditions often connected with injuries caused by the Israeli military, inadequate medical facilities, or by genetic disorders. The main idea behind the school is to eventually give the children an opportunity to move into regular schools and society at large.


The Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) at the Makassed Hospital in occupied Jerusalem is also a UAE assisted project. Established in November 2006, the PCICU is the first and only paediatric cardiac surgery programme in Palestine ... The aim is to be able to provide surgery that was previously not available to children locally. Children travelling from Gaza or the West Bank have to first be issued with permits from the Israeli authorities. Although the PCICU has been operational since November 2006, international volunteer surgical teams have been working at Makassed since August 2003, using the hospital's other facilities. Around 400 to 600 children in Palestine require cardiac surgeries every year.


Marka Refugee Camp on the hilltops outside Amman was set up as an emergency camp in 1968 to house Palestinian refugees after the 1967 Six-Day War. A delegation from the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) recently travelled from the UAE to assess the needs of refugees in Jordan and Syria for possible future projects, including expanding health centres and schools vital for Zarka's over 18,000 registered refugees, and Marka's nearly 50,000.


The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, or UNRWA ( was set up in 1950 to provide humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees following the establishment of state of Israel in 1948. UNRWA operations are primarily financed by voluntary contributions from governments. The UAE is a key contributor to the fund.


RCS attempts to make people's lives easier, by building homes, schools and hospitals. It is committed to maintaining its support, where needed. Whenever it make an appeal, especially for Palestine, it receives a strong response from people in the UAE of all nationalities. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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