Sheikha Fatima Humanitarian Campaign eases suffering of Rohingya refugees

COX’S BAZAR, 27th October, 2018 (WAM) — Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign has succeeded in attracting young doctors, enabling them to alleviate the suffering of Rohingya refugees by providing best diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services to children and women.

Commenting on the initiative, Noura Al Suwaidi, Director-General of General Women’s Union (GWU), said that the relief programme is in line with the noble approach first adopted by late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, preserved by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and translated into great deeds by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The initiative benefitted thousands of women and children and attracted best medical staff, enabling them to provide better diagnostic, treatment and preventive services that greatly contributed to ease the suffering of vulnerable communities and thousands of patients, she added.

A group of Emirati and Bangladeshi doctors have participated in the campaign, which is being held in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, under the directives of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation.

The campaign, held under the slogan “Following the Footsteps of Zayed”, aims to promote the culture of volunteering and humanitarian giving among the youth, and follows the announcement of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan declaring 2018 as the Year of Zayed.

The move is a joint initiative of the Zayed Giving Initiative and the General Women’s Union, in partnership with the Hope Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh, Dar Al Ber Society, Sharjah Charity House, the Saudi-German Hospitals Group, Zayed Humanitarian Work Academy, to ease the suffering of patients regardless of their colour, gender, race, or religion.

The campaign includes organising humanitarian volunteer programmes to treat women and children using mobile clinics, field hospital, as well as organising youth forum aimed at establishing a culture of volunteering and humane work with the participation of young UAE and Bangladesh volunteers.


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