Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2018: Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition – DIHAD, in cooperation with the UAE Red Crescent Authority and the support of the UAE Embassy in Jordan, launched earlier a humanitarian initiative to support the Syrian refugees in the Emirati- Jordanian Refugee camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’ in Zarqa Governorate, near the Jordanian capital, Amman. The campaign, involved providing and distributing a total of 2,400 school bags, stationery and other essential educational supplies for the students of the camp. The initiative aims for giving a hand to the Syrian refugee children and bringing a smile to their faces, by providing the necessary school supplies before the start of the new academic year.
DIHAD delegation headed by Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of DIHAD, were received by Mr. Mohammed Mubarak Al Mansouri, Camp Director where they took a tour in the camp and were briefed about the different facilities provided in the camp such as; clinics, a hospital, school, library amongst others and they had a closer look into the refugees’ daily lives.
On the sidelines of the visit, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of DIHAD Conference and Exhibition presented a token of appreciation to Mr. Mohammed Mubarak Al Mansouri, Director of the Emirati-Jordanian Camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’, in recognition for his distinguished and noble efforts in the interest of the Syrian refugees.
'As DIHAD is considered the region’s sole humanitarian voice, and a global forum that addresses many issues facing the world; our visit today to the Emirati- Jordanian Refugee Camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’ was a ray of hope to our brothers and children of the Syrian refugees who had to leave their home due to the ongoing Syrian conflict. We also aim through this visit to give a hand to all the people who are sparing no efforts to provide the best services for the refugees in the camp under the guidance of the UAE wise leadership.” said Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani the Executive Chairman of DIHAD.
He also added: “the Emirati- Jordanian Refugee Camp is a great example for the cooperative relationship between the United Arab Emirates and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; especially in the field of humanitarian aid as the efforts of both countries in providing relief and humanitarian support give hope to those who are in dire need. On this occasion, I would like to seize the opportunity to thank the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Jordan, and the Emirates Red Crescent for their great support for this unique initiative.
'Through our visit to the camp, we have distributed a total of 2,400 school bags, stationery and other essential educational supplies for children to enable them to pursue their education which is the cornerstone in reconstructing of their homeland and a way for a decent life.” he said.
Commenting on the quality of services provided in the camp, Dr. Al Madani said: 'I have visited many international camps in many countries, but the level and quality of services provided at the Emirati- Jordanian Refugee Camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’ was beyond expectations and it is a source of pride for the UAE as a whole. The services cover different fields ranging from education and health to even professional services like a sewing workshop and others, which would help the camp residents to live a somehow normal life.”
On his part, Mr. Mohammed Mubarak Al Mansouri, Director of the Emirati-Jordanian Camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’ said: “On behalf of me and the rest of the staff and volunteers, I would like to deeply thank DIHAD delegation and INDEX for their valuable visit and their humanitarian contribution in drawing a smile and give hope to the children of the camp. I would like also to thank all those who were involved in organizing this remarkable initiative, which reflects the spirit of brotherhood, and mitigate the suffering of the refugees.
DIHAD Conference and Exhibition has become a world-renowned humanitarian gathering, which puts the spotlight on the humanitarian aid and relief efforts of the region and the world and aims to make a difference in the lives of the needy populations by enhancing joint efforts between various organizations in the government and private sector while also developing mechanisms and coordinated programs to mitigate humanitarian crisis and empower individuals to face challenges.
It is worth mentioning that DIHAD Conference and Exhibition is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, from the 12th to the 14th of March, 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.