Monday, January 18, 2016

Winter Aid comes fast

AJMAN -- Human Appeal International (HAI) is launching an AED 2.6 million winter aid campaign for more than 8,000 families in eight countries, including the UAE, to help vulnerable and low-income people survive extreme cold weather.

The Ajman-based relief agency said in a statement that the winter aid campaign would cover Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, UAE and Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.
Abdullah Al Awadi, Assistant Secretary-General for Financial and Administrative Affairs, HAI, said the campaign aims to deliver the goals of the Compassion Initiative, launched last year by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to raise funds for refugees and people in the Levant to help them survive the powerful snowstorm Huda.
''Our field teams have conducted surveys to determine the most vulnerable areas and the kind of assistance urgently needed. While distributing winter supplies, priority will be given to women, widows, orphans, persons with disabilities and elders,'' he added.
The material to be distributed included gas and diesel-run fire heaters, heat logs, winter clothing and blankets and charcoal as well as other necessary items.

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