The Za’atari refugee camp that lies just over the Syrian border in the nation of Jordan recently received a much-needed gift from the UAE’s Red Crescent. The Emirates recently donate two new ambulances and two large buses for helping to transport Syrian refugees escaping the escalating violence in that region of the world.
The UAE’s Red Crescent Authority (RCA) to the International Organization For Migration (IOM) was responsible for the donation to the Syrian refugees that are residing in the Za’atari refugee camp located on the border with Syria in northern Jordan. The help from the Red Crescent’s Secretary General Ateeq al-Falahi was instrumental in getting the vehicles donated to the IOM chief, David Terzi. Al-Falahi also stated that six more vehicles would be given in the next few days for the same effort.
The UAE has also been an important part in caring for the Syrian refugees by donating stoves, thousands of blankets and many tons of palm dates, oils and medicines. A well publicized fund raising campaign titled, “They Called For Help – We Responded” was also put on by the UAE’s RAC back February 2012. In addition the UAE has helped with volunteers of doctors, nurses and other care workers to help run the charity hospitals in Jordan. While the numbers of those treated are not that specific, some reports state that as many as 20 thousand family units along with ten thousand or more individuals have been cared for in the field hospital.
The UAE’s Red Crescent has always been at the front of humanitarian aid. In March of 2010 the organization was contributing to those in need in Haiti after the mega-earthquake hit the island nation. The organization has contributed aid in many forms to areas all over the continent of Africa, in the Gaza, Lebanon, and Syria or just anywhere in the world that is in need of food, shelter or medicine.
For more information on how you can help, please visit the website at www.irfc.org and click the ‘Donate Now’ page, choose and check the ‘Syria Appeal’ box under the ‘Get Involved’ tab.