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Upon launching the charitable non-profit and non-governmental foundation on Aug.5, 1992, Sheikh Zayed allocated a $ 1 billion-endowment fund, the largest in the region at that time, to use its proceeds in financing charitable and humanitarian works in a wide-ranging educational, health, social, relief and services sectors within the UAE and abroad.
Over the years, the Foundation has contributed significantly to alleviating the suffering of underprivileged families in most Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Hamad Salem Kardous Al Amri, Director-General of the Foundation said, '' The foundation's humanitarian aid, programmes and projects reached more than 188 countries around the world without racial, religious or geographic discrimination, and it is looking forward to developing its activities through new initiatives, modern studies and partnerships with national authorities.''
The report noted that despite the obstacles facing the implementation of the foundation’s projects outside the country, some of these projects planned for 2020 were completed. The OECD has ranked UAE the leading humanitarian donor for the fifth consecutive year, said Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi.
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