‘Zayed Al Khair Camp’ to assist Rohingya refugees

ABU DHABI, 23rd March, 2019 (WAM) — The Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign has announced the launch of the ‘Zayed Al Khair Camp’ which will see thousands of Rohingya refugee women and children receive medical care, under the supervision of a UAE-Bangladesh volunteer medical team.

This latest endeavour was launched in conjunction with Mother’s Day, and falls within the framework behind the ‘We Are All Our Mother Fatima’ and ‘Following in the Footsteps of Zayed’ programmes. It is a joint initiative by the ‘Zayed Giving Initiative’ and the General Women’s Union, GWU, in partnership with the Dar Al Ber Society, Sharjah Charity House, and the Hope Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh.

The camp adopts a unique and innovative model that provides free diagnostic, therapeutic and preventatives medical care to refugees regardless of race, gender or religion, following the guidance of the UAE leadership, who declared 2019 as the Year of Tolerance.

Commenting on the announcement, Noura Al Suwaidi, Director of the General Women’s Union, said that the Zayed Al Khair Camp aims to encourage a culture of volunteerism and tolerance among young individuals, and creating future leaders that help serve underprivileged women and children. It also bolsters partnerships between government, private institutions and non-profit organisations, to provide the necessary medical care for individuals in need, she added.

Al Suwaidi praised the UAE-Bangladesh medical teams at the camp’s mobile clinics and field hospitals, adding that the volunteering teams were able to treat thousands of Rohingya refugees in Cox Bazaar. She explained that the camp also includes a pharmacy, a children’s recreation are, and a mobile disease detection and prevention unit.

WAM/Nour Salman


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