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Jun 7, 2013 - 03:35 -
WAM JERUSALEM: The UAE's Human Appeal International (HAI) has offered US$200,000 in support for 700 poor Palestinian families sponsoring orphaned children in Qalqilya, the West Bank, the Palestinian territory (oPt).
The agency's programme for supporting orphans provides a safety net for some 20,000 Palestinian families and costs around US$10 million per year, according to Ibrahim Rashid, Director of the office of HAI in the West Bank.
In addition to orphans, HAI's support to the population in oPt also includes educational and healthcare assistance and target the most underprivileged and the disabled, he added.
Governor of Qalqilya City, Rabeeh Khandaki, in remarks as he received HAI's financial assistance, thanked the wise leadership and good people of the UAE for the generous support which, he said, will always be remembered by all Palestinians. He added that HAI is at the forefront of agencies providing support the underprivileged.
HAI is only one of the UAE humanitarian agencies actively involved in providing support to Palestinians.
The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) financed the AED100 million project to reconstruct the Jenin refugee camp, and built mosques, schools and residential units in Palestinian towns. The agency sponsors some 6000 Palestinian orphans as part of its oPt relief operation.
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