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Zayed Charity and Humanitarian Foundation- Annual Report

posted on 10/06/2007: 2124 views

Zayed Charity and Humanitarian Foundation spent US$40 million during the last 18 months on various projects. The Foundation's participation to alleviate distress and ease up sufferings across the world included financial support and implementation of various projects within UAE and abroad. Several Arab, Asian, African and European countries did benefit from these humanitarian help from the Foundation.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Foundation for Charity and Humanitarian Works said that President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is always keen to ensure that the Foundation fulfils its charity mission in the best possible way.

He noted that when ever there arose a need for help in times of distress brought about by natural calamities, famine, draught or poverty, the Foundation extended support to every section of the mankind across the world without ethnic or religious considerations. He asked everyone to pray to God to include these charities given by the Foundation in the record of virtuous deeds of its Founder late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The Foundations report showed that over USD 12 million was used for various charity projects within UAE during 2006. These included construction of mosques, centres for the people with special needs and publication of books.

Nearly US$7 million was spent during 2006 on various charity projects in the Arab countries like Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Morocco, Yemen, Comoros Islands, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and Mauritania. During the first half of this year the Foundation earmarked an amount of US$4.3million for a number of charity activities in these countries. These included construction of hospitals and Health care centres, educational institutions and projects for Arabic studies.

During 2006 the Foundation's help for various humanitarian and charity projects in Asian countries reached US$3.7 million while during the first half of this year the Foundation allocated US$2.6 million for projects in these countries which included India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Tajikistan and Philippines.

The Foundation also spent an amount of US$1.3 million for the projects in Pakistan aimed at the rehabilitation young children who once worked as camel jockeys.

The report said that the major part of the humanitarian help was given to African countries which suffer from draught and famine. During the first half of the current year the Foundation allocated a total amount of US$12.6 million for various projects in Niger, Ethiopia, Chad, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Burkina Faso, Cameron and Eritrea. Among these projects were drilling of sweet water wells in the draught-hit countries and construction and running of hospitals.

The Foundation also implemented various charity projects in Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Belgium. Director General of Zayed Foundation for Charity and Humanitarian Works Salem bin Obeid Al Dhahiri said that the Foundation is well-rooted in the field of humanitarian activities with great support from President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan , H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces as well as the continuous follow-up from Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Foundation for Charity and Humanitarian Works. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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