Hamdan bin Zayed honours participants in “Our Hearts with the People of Syria” campaign

WAM ABU DHABI, 7th January, 2014 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and President of Red Crescent Authority (RCA) said the UAE has given much care to the Syrian refugees issue in the neighboring countries.

He added that the move follows the vision and humanitarian call by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to provide aid to the people of Syria.

” As per the directives by the UAE’s leadership, the RCA has pledged to provide relief to the Syrian refugees, where it established camps and field hospitals, and provided hundreds of tonnes of food stuff, shelter materials, clothing, medicines and other equipment in order to ensure a decent living for them, until they go back to their homeland,” Sheikh Hamdan added.

Sheikh Hamdan made the remarks yesterday at Al Nakheel Palace, where he honoured the participants in the campaign as per the directives by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

He added, “The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Rulers of the Emirates and the founding fathers have implanted in us the love for charitable work and provision of aid to the needy people”, citing that “Emiratis are following the legacy of the UAE’s founding father Sheikh Zayed, which is followed up by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Their Highness, Supreme Council members and Rulers of the Emirates, His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.” Sheikh Hamdan explained that ”Our Hearts with the People of Syria” campaign, which was held under the patronage of RCA and National Media Council (NMC) in December, had witnessed an unprecedented popular and official response.

He also extended thanks to those who contributed to the success of the campaign in order to achieve the objectives, stressing that the success of the campaign has been achieved, thanking the donors and philanthropists.

Sheikh Hamdan also extended thanks to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister for the role played by the U.A.E. embassy in Amman and other Emirati embassies abroad to facilitate work of RCA missions and delegations.

On his part, Dr Hamdan Musallam al Mazrouei, RCA Board Chairman, congratulated the leadership on the success of the campaign and commended its constant support for all the body’s activities, hailing media in the country for highlighting the true magnitude of the tragedy underwent by the Syrian people.

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