Following the devastating blasts that left thousands injured and many more displaced in Beirut, Lebanon the UAE has announced that it will be sponsoring the children who tragically lost their parents to the explosions that took place on Aug 4.
Introduced under the directions of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and chairman of Emirates Red Crescent, the initiative aims to sponsor all those left orphaned as a result of the incident that claimed the lives of over 200 people.
The aim of the sponsorship is to overall the basic needs of the children as well as to help to rebuild the many homes that were reduced to rubble.
“Sheikh Hamdan has been monitoring the situation on the ground since the explosion and its affect on people, and is in constant contact with the ERC’s executive management to follow the progress of relief operations,” explained Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, who is the secretary general of the Emirates Red Crescent.
The initiative forms part of the UAE’s wider attempts to help Lebanon. Previously, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, revealed the nation would be sending over 30 tonnes of medical supplies to the Lebanese capital in a mission to help in need of medical attention.