Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed inaugurates and inspects ‘Big Heart’ projects in Kenya - GulfToday

Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed inaugurates and inspects ‘Big Heart’ projects in Kenya

Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed lays the brick as part of the Home for a Home projects in Kenya.

Gulf Today, Staff reporter

Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, the humanitarian envoy of the Big Heart Foundation, inaugurated the Home for a Home initiative project, which was launched by the Arada Real Estate Development Company in partnership with the Big Heart Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to provide safe homes for refugee and displaced families in the camp.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed inspected the workflow of the medical clinic in Kakuma camp, which was established by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and whose operating costs were funded by the Big Heart Foundation.

This came during an official field visit to the Republic of Kenya, organized by the Big Heart Foundation and which included a delegation from the Emirate of Sharjah headed by Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed praised the completed homes of the project, which includes 231 homes in the second phase, and stressed the importance of humanitarian projects with a sustainable impact on refugees and displaced persons in the region and the world.

The project, which was announced in March 2022, accommodates more than 240 families, numbering more than 2,030 refugees from Sudan, Ethiopia, Burundi, Congo, Rwanda and Uganda, by building a house for refugee families for every house sold by Arada in the Masar residential complex in Sharjah.

The project includes the development of a water infrastructure network to provide the basic needs of clean water for more than 43,000 refugees and 10,000 citizens of the host community, as 20 liters of water will be provided for each person per day, in addition to providing 100,000 liters of water for the host communities surrounding the camp, to ensure Maintain hygiene and healthy living standards.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed, the Humanitarian Envoy of the Big Heart Foundation inspected the Foundation's projects in Kenya and visited the "Kakuma" refugee camp, where he met with the administration and officials of the camp, and got acquainted with the procedures and policies used inside it, followed by a meeting with representatives of the "UN High Commissioner for Refugees" to learn about the conditions of the refugees and their immediate needs.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed affirmed that the humanitarian efforts are rooted in the civilized project of the United Arab Emirates and the Emirate of Sharjah, which has committed and still is committed to supporting refugees and displaced persons, and extending a hand of goodness and giving to those in need all over the world, indicating that Sharjah is based on the visions of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and the guidance and support of his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Big Heart Foundation, the prominent advocate for refugee children at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has shortened the distance between needy communities and every member of our societies, and it has become an act Good in our society is based on the principles of development and sustainability, to complement the existing efforts within the urgent and relief campaigns.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed said, "Refugees and displaced persons all over the world are a humanitarian priority for the Emirate of Sharjah, and just as we look forward to obtaining immediate results from the emirate's humanitarian efforts, we look forward to these efforts changing the future of needy communities and enabling them to possess the tools and means that make them able to overcome the challenges that face them."

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