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Sharjah Police chief praises Big Heart’s humane efforts


Mariam Al Hammadi thanked Sharjah Police for their unflinching support to the Big Heart Foundation. WAM

Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, received in his office Mariam Al Hammadi, Director of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), accompanied by several dignitaries.

Major General Saif Al Shamsi welcomed the attendees and hailed the Big Heart Foundation’s significant societal role, stressing the significance of enhancing joint work aimed at consolidating the concept of humanitarian work.

He emphasised that, in light of the wise vision of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the TBHF makes tremendous humanitarian efforts and supports several international programmes that benefit health care, education, and other fields, lauding the follow-up of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohamed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), and Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF).

Mariam Al Hammadi expressed her sincere gratitude and appreciation for the efforts made by the Sharjah Police General Command, lauding their continuous support for the Big Heart Foundation.

She also praised the leadership’s prominent societal role.

Earlier this year, 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, organised 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 emphasised 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 litres of water will be provided for each person per day, in addition to providing 100,000 litres of water for the host communities surrounding the camp, to ensure they maintain hygiene and healthy living standards.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed 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 civilised 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.

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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