UAE-based charity launches ‘We Are With You, India’ drive - GulfToday

UAE-based charity launches ‘We Are With You, India’ drive


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Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter

A relief campaign that aims to support India has been launched in the UAE by Dubai-based Future Philanthropist in association with Dar Al Ber Society under the banner ‘We Are With You, India’.

The relief campaign aims to support India, which has had historical relations with the UAE, as it faces unprecedented challenges due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Juhi Yasmeen Khan, Founder & Managing Director of Future Philanthropist, told the media that the pandemic has exhausted the medical, governmental and social workers/sectors in India, and has caused mass devastation. “When we are faced with a threat that impacts everyone, we must come together and stand strong. As non-resident Indians (NRIs) it is normal to feel powerless to provide real support, but we can make a real difference to thousands of lives through our monetary contributions. Your small donation can make a big difference in someone’s life. So let us come together to support India,” she said.

No matter who you are or what your situation is, you can still make a big difference. Whether you are in the UAE or outside, there are many ways to get involved and aid the patients suffering from the pandemic. This includes donating money for medicines and other life-saving medical supplies to people who need it.

While many have been impacted financially by the pandemic, if you are one of those more fortunate people who are in a position to contribute, please consider donating.

Mohammed Sohail Al Muhairi, CEO and Managing Director of Dar Al Ber, said “‘We are with you, India’ is a humanitarian campaign that aims to ensure that those affected by the pandemic receive appropriate treatment, and other requirements. It also aims to support measures to curb the spread of the pandemic in India, to ensure the health and well-being of the Indian people, and to protect the country’s achievements, stability and development.”

The CEO of Dar Al Ber emphasised: “The initiative carries the UAE’s humanitarian message to the world, and showcases the country’s policy and civilised vision in the charitable work sector. It is a testimony for the wise leadership and the inherent attitude of its citizens towards global altruism, as well as the shared history between India and the Emirates.”

Juhi Yasmeen Khan said, “‘We are with you, India’ is the result of in-depth research and several meetings with authorities from government departments and other related fields. We have launched this campaign in association with Dar Al Ber Society, and will start with New Delhi, India’s capital city. Post that, depending on the funds collected, we will extent our help to other parts of India.

“We are in constant touch with state governments to ensure the smooth and transparent operations. We are working in close alignment with local and national government authorities who have expertise in outbreak response protocols and referral procedures. We will roll out the project in multiple phases with the help of a team who will work closely with us. We will make sure the right kind of help reaches the people who need it the most.”  

The campaign organisers plan to create volunteer groups in India to organise medical camps, create bed space for patients, provide oxygen cylinders and medicines, and arrange ambulance service.

“I think the pandemic has taught us how panic never solves anything. When the second wave of pandemic started, we felt extra responsible to work for the community, especially in India and decided to channel our energy into really helping the those in need. Aster DM Foundation Intl will be our medical provider for on-ground activities at phase one. We will work with other medical institutes in the later phases. Aster is sure to provide us with the best medical supplies, services and assistance at reasonable prices,” Juhi added.

Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, said, ‘We are glad to join hands with Dar Al Ber Society and Future Philanthropist on the project “We Are With You India” including providing the required on-ground healthcare support & services.”

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