Thank you for your reading and interest in the news UAE to sponsor orphans of Beirut blast victims and now with details
Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - Emirates Red Crescent Authority will sponsor orphans and take care of families who have lost loved ones in the blast
Aug 10, 2020
August 10, 2020
The UAE will sponsor children who have lost their parents in the deadly Beirut Port explosion.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, has instructed the president of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC) to sponsor orphans and take care of the families who have lost loved ones in the blast.
The ERC and the Humanitarian Aid Office of the UAE Embassy in Beirut is in the process of identifying the orphans and the affected families.
The programme will take care of all the basic needs of such families and help them rebuild their homes.
“Sheikh Hamdan has been monitoring the situation on the ground since the explosion and its effects on people, and is in constant contact with the ERC’s executive management to follow the progress of relief operations,” said Dr Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, secretary general of the ERC.
This initiative comes after the UAE Volunteers programme launched a campaign to help send humanitarian aid and reconstruction material to Lebanon.
It has called on Emiratis and residents to volunteer in the UAE to assist the Lebanese people.
The initiative - From UAE and For Lebanon - will run in two phases. The first, from August 10 to 25, will collect and prepare humanitarian goods needed in Lebanon, while the second, from August 15 to September 12 will assess material needed in the reconstruction effort.
Volunteers will help organise the material in the UAE, while qualified engineers, specifically, are asked to volunteer for the second phase of the programme.
It comes following an explosion last Tuesday in Beirut that killed at least 158 people and injured more than 6,000.
The UAE has since sent tens of millions of dirhams worth of aid to Lebanon and 12 tonnes of protective equipment to limit the spread of Covid-19. People can also donate to the Emirates Red Crescent relief effort.
Updated: August 10, 2020 10:18 PM
These were the details of the news UAE to sponsor orphans of Beirut blast victims for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at The National and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.