In a steadfast affirmation of the commitment to UAE humanitarian aid, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, reiterated on World Humanitarian Day that the nation will persistently extend support to the less fortunate. The UAE’s unswerving dedication shines as a beacon of hope, resonating across borders.
Continuing the Legacy of UAE Humanitarian Aid
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives: A Catalyst for Change Marking the occasion, Sheikh Mohammed commemorated the noble cause – “UAE Humanitarian Aid” on social media. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives took center stage, channeling Dh1.4 billion in 2022 towards humanitarian projects in 100 countries, transforming the lives of 102 million beneficiaries.
A Vision for a Brighter Tomorrow Sheikh Mohammed’s message echoed resolutely, “On World Humanitarian Day, the UAE’s message remains steadfast. We continue to uphold the values of generosity, reaching out to those in need. Our unwavering commitment to eradicate poverty, hunger, and ignorance spans our region and the world, sowing seeds of hope within our Arab societies.”
United in Compassion: UN’s Observance of World Humanitarian Day The global significance of World Humanitarian Day, observed by the UN on August 19th annually, underscores the campaign’s unity among humanitarian entities. This date commemorates a poignant event in Baghdad in 2003, when a suicide bombing claimed 22 lives, including that of Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The campaign serves as a testament to the UN’s enduring resolve to serve all communities.
Visuals of Compassion: UAE Humanitarian Endeavors Sheikh Mohammed’s poignant message was accompanied by visuals showcasing the extensive UAE humanitarian work. Messages emphasizing core values punctuated the video, highlighting the UAE’s rapid response to crises and its tireless efforts to foster hope amid adversity.
Expanding Horizons: Sheikh Hamdan’s Call for Collaboration Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, the Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, underscored the UAE’s mission to alleviate poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in developing nations. The Emirates Red Crescent’s expanded operations reflect a commitment to swift crisis response.
Collaborative Endeavors: Uniting for a Purpose Sheikh Hamdan’s call to action resonated, “Let us seize World Humanitarian Day as an opportunity to collaborate, communicate, and cooperate, safeguarding the lives of millions facing vulnerability”.
A Powerful Impact: UAE’s Recent Humanitarian Operation Recent triumphs underlined the UAE’s proactive approach. Operation Gallant Knight 2, addressing the aftermath of an earthquake in Syria and Turkey, delivered over 15,000 tonnes of aid. This operation exemplified the UAE’s resolve to make a tangible difference in critical times.
A Shining Symbol of Humanity As World Humanitarian Day takes center stage, the UAE’s legacy as a global symbol of humanitarianism shines brighter than ever. The nation’s pledge to alleviate suffering and kindle hope resonates far and wide, uniting communities for a brighter, more compassionate future.