UAE foundation donates to help refugees

Abu Dhabi, July 26 (IANS/WAM) The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pledged seven million dirhams (about $1 million) to help refugees in crisis, media reported on Sunday.

According to the foundation, the donation will fund three projects run by the UN refugee agency UNHCR.

Of the total pledged, five million dirhams will be used to fund healthcare services for Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari Camp, and one million dirhams will be disbursed to Syrian refugees in vulnerable situations as assessed by the UNHCR.

The remaining one million dirhams will go to support the work of the UNHCR in Indonesia where thousands of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing persecution and risking their lives on sea vessels or at the hands of human traffickers.

Since its inception, TBHF has provided life-saving medical services to over 365,000 Syrian refugees and has provided over 400,000 others vital food and financial aid.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here