The annual report 2020 of the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation revealed that the Foundation has reached, with its projects and initiatives, about 90 countries, since 14 years of giving and strengthening the march of humanitarian work. He pointed out that the Foundation relies on basic principles to achieve lofty humanitarian goals, which are based on helping the needy and relief for the afflicted, and contributing to the development of countries in several sectors, the most important of which are health and education, and anywhere in the world, regardless of religion, race or color, and the Foundation cooperates in Implementing its projects with the country’s embassies abroad and seeking assistance from United Nations organizations, and international and local non-profit organizations in the beneficiary countries.
Ahmed Al Zaabi, Minister of Federal Supreme Council Affairs and Vice President of the Foundation, affirmed that the humanitarian and charitable work of the state is thanks to the unlimited support and continuous tender of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and President of the Foundation, has become a fundamental pillar in the comprehensive humanitarian approach, as the UAE has become the capital of humanitarian work, and from countries Which is referred to by Lebanon in the fields of developmental and relief giving.
He said in a statement on the occasion of the foundation’s annual report 2020 issuance, with the beginning of this year, the Corona pandemic was the most difficult challenge for workers in all fields, especially the humanitarian one, as it has privacy in dealing. However, under the guidance of our wise leadership, it continued its humanitarian effort without stopping inside and outside the country. .
He pointed out that for the fifth year, the UAE won the title of the largest humanitarian aid donor in the world, in terms of national income, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and this coronation increases our determination to make the Emirati humanitarian giving, a message of love that transcends geographical and religious boundaries, and stems from the capital of humanitarian work to all Across the globe.
Al-Zaabi renewed the call to all workers in humanitarian and charitable affairs, to work together and coordinate to meet the challenges of the present and the future, to build and develop human societies, especially during this difficult phase that humanity is going through, in light of the ongoing pandemic.
Mohammed Haji Al-Khoury, Director General of the Foundation, affirmed that we renew our commitment to the humanitarian approach of our country, and thanks to the support of our wise leadership, the Foundation will continue its missions, projects and humanitarian initiatives, inside and outside the UAE, and will not be limited to a specific country. Pointing out that the Emirati humanitarian work provides a model in the sophisticated dealings between all human beings.
Al-Khoury added, despite the great challenges that our projects faced with the outbreak of “Corona”, during the past year, we were able to successfully implement two huge projects inside the country, without injuries, thanks to the full commitment of everyone. All regions. The second is the Ramadan Iftar meals for the workers, in their places, as we have distributed 2.7 million meals in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra.
The projects and initiatives varied, during the year 2020, to include Iftar fasting people and Ramadan, helping those affected by natural disasters and wars, providing support for the “citizen families” initiative, then providing aid in schools and universities, and contributing to the food security of citizens, through the “subsidized foodstuffs” project in Northern regions, the health care program, and the issuance of health insurance cards for those unable to afford the cost of treatment.
Achievements and initiatives
The first section of the report reviewed the most important achievements and initiatives in the local arena, including the provision of 3,500 “laptop computers” for students, at a value of three million dirhams, in coordination with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, the Ministry of Education, and higher education institutions, to start activating the “distance education” initiative. ».
Last April, the initiative of Mir Ramadan was launched in 27 locations throughout the country, and the food parcels (Ramadan Roshan) were distributed to 46,001 families registered with the Ministry of Community Development, taking into account the implementation of preventive and precautionary measures, and in order to preserve the elderly, he brought the Ramadan mir to their homes.
The Foundation’s teams succeeded in distributing it to 18,092 families in Abu Dhabi, 7,549 in Dubai, 7882 in Sharjah, 2,284 in Ajman, 5,344 in Ras al-Khaimah, 3,822 in Fujairah, and 1028 in Umm al-Quwain, for a total of 4,600 families.
The Foundation has worked, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Authority for Social Support, on a humanitarian project to achieve stability for Emirati families and support their basic needs, with the aim of distributing Ramadan miracles to 2,600 families benefiting from the program in Abu Dhabi.
Last July, the Foundation distributed 2000 food baskets in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, as part of its efforts to develop its services towards families affected by the repercussions of the Corona virus.
In February 2020, the Foundation strengthened the “national families” initiative, by signing a cooperation agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports, to achieve a quantum leap by allocating places for the sale of its products in the free market, at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
With this initiative, the Foundation supports the participation of families and the display of what they produce in the most important events, such as the Sheikh Zayed Festival, where 98 families participate, and 62 families in the Global Village in Dubai.
During the year 2020, it cooperated with a number of national institutions to provide aid with its programs, most notably the Dubai Islamic Bank, Sharjah Police, the Armed Forces Cooperative Society, the National Fund for Corporate Social Responsibility and the Emirates Football Association.
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital
The second section of the report referred to the Foundation’s implementation of some projects that were on the agenda for the year 2020, the most important of which were: the establishment of the “Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital” in Kazakhstan.
The giving of the Emirati benevolence continued even a week before the end of 2020, when it announced the signing of an agreement with the Turkestan Regional Government, in the Republic of Kazakhstan, to build a “Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital” in Turkistan on an area of 3.5 hectares. This cooperation comes within the framework of the distinguished relations that bind Emirates and Kazakhstan.
Under the directives of His Highness the President of the State, the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, in late February 2020, the Foundation organized the ninth collective wedding ceremony in the sisterly Kingdom of Bahrain, which included 1,200 young men and women.
So far, the Foundation has sponsored the marriage of 5,926 brides and grooms, during nine group marriage parties in Bahrain.
In March 2020, the Foundation provided urgent humanitarian aid in the Republic of Madagascar, and the number of beneficiaries reached 32,000 families, or about 160,000, as the corporation’s relief team provided 1,300 tons of essential food and consumer goods.
In September, urgent relief relief worth 4 million dirhams was implemented for those affected by the floods in southern Pakistan, and the number of beneficiaries reached 75 thousand.
The Foundation continues to provide developmental and relief support to the educational sector in the Socotra Archipelago, and at the beginning of the school year, it launched the process of distributing the textbook to male and female students in the archipelago.
The Foundation contributes to rehabilitating the infrastructure of schools and educational facilities, in addition to providing school furniture and the necessary equipment, distributing school bags, and paying operating expenses for the majority of schools.
During the past two years, the Foundation had adopted the provision of 120 scholarships to outstanding students from high school graduates from Socotra, to complete their university studies, in the Emirates and Egypt.
And it implemented an integrated project to expand Aqbat Hayebq Road, which is the main outlet for the city of Hadiboh and leads to Socotra International Airport and the western regions of the island.
It learned about the delivery of electric current to residential villages on the western coast through the range of a 5500-meter high pressure line from Sheikh Zayed Station 4, where it completed the first stage of drilling the electricity cable from the station to the Sutmo area by 5.5 km, while the phase was implemented. The second is to extend another cable from the station towards the Salmho area, a distance of 9 km.
And it established a water tank in the Salmho area with a capacity of 250 thousand liters. In late July, it transferred 15 patients and companions from the intensive care unit at Sheikh Khalifa Hospital in Socotra and from their homes, to receive treatment in state hospitals at their expense.
With the support of the Foundation, an Emirati aid plane arrived at Socotra International Airport in April carrying 3 tons of medicines and treatment and preventive materials.
The Foundation also implemented, during last Ramadan, its annual “fasting breakfast” project in 10 countries, in order to ensure that the good of the Emirates reaches the deserving people despite the exceptional circumstance that the countries of the world are witnessing, in conjunction with the fight against the spread of the Corona virus.
The dates distribution project covered 30 countries, including 5 sisterly Arab countries and 14 Asian and African countries.
It also sent 20 tons of dates to the United States and a number of European countries.