25 October 2012
The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent (UAERC) has generously donated USD 54,451 towards the distribution of sheep for poor families in Gaza during the Muslim feast of Eid el Adha.
The contribution from the UAERC will be used to provide 426 families (4,699 people), representing the poorest refugee families and classified as abject poor families, with a sheep. This will notably ease the burden on impoverished parents who suffer arduous social pressures to meet the demands of the Eid El-Adha traditional feast, and will help children to enjoy the celebrations.
Welcoming the contribution, Peter Ford, Representative of the UNRWA Commissioner-General, said: “Once again, the Red Crescent and the people of the UAE confirm their strong support for the people of Gaza.
"On behalf of UNRWA and the refugees of Gaza, I express my deep gratitude”.
The UAERC is a regular supporter of Palestine refugees through UNRWA. Over the last five years, the UAERC has contributed over five million dollars for food aid. The UAERC also supports the Agency’s shelter reconstruction projects, having contributed funds for rebuilding in Lebanon, Gaza, and Syria.