Syrian girl Sham Sheikh Mohammad, 9, rescued after being forty hours under the quake rubble, lies on a hospital bed in Idlib. AFP
Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and Honorary President of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), has directed to arrange medical treatment for a number of Syrian earthquake victims, including children, in the UAE hospitals.
The ERC has immediately begun to implement the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima and expedited the procedures for bringing in the injured and their families, in coordination with a number of largest hospitals in the country to provide the required medical treatment.
Hamdan Musallam Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ERC, said that the directives of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak have come as part of her interest in improving the well-being of those affected by the earthquake in Syria.
He noted that Sheikha Fatima's initiatives further support the UAE’s the ongoing humanitarian and relief efforts in Syria, following the devastating earthquake that hit the country.
Al Mazrouei said that the ERC has completed its arrangements to receive the first batch of earthquake victims and their families. They will be supported until they are fully recovered to return to their country safe and sound.
He explained that the authority was keen to include a number of children in this batch because of their critical health conditions. They will be given necessary care and support.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed captioned the image, “To my beloved mother, Fatima Bint Mubarak, and to every mother around the world. You are the universal symbol of hope, love and compassion. We celebrate you today, and every day.”
The Emirati women are a story that we are proud of and that their empowerment is a fundamental priority in the Emirati development vision, say Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed.
The initiative is part of the directives of Sheikha Fatima to achieve the national priority of creating a cohesive community, Al Suwaidi added.
Qatar's Interior Ministry described the building as a four-story structure in Doha's Bin Durham neighborhood. It said rescuers found seven survivors, while the one person killed had been inside the building at the time of the collapse.
A large number of diplomatic corps, officials of the UAE, prominent business individuals and Pakistani community residing in the UAE participated in the event.
The pardon gives the released prisoners an opportunity to get a fresh start in life and reintegrate into the community, he added.