UAE-based humanitarian charity The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) has announced the allocation of $1 million to improve healthcare services for 4,000 children and 2,600 women, annually, across four of the most deprived health zones of the Kasai Oriental province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian organisation dedicated to helping people in need worldwide, held a workshop for the youth themed ‘Humanitarian Photography,’ given the importance of photography in documenting and advocating humanitarian efforts.
The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, has started receiving nominations for the fourth edition of the Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support (SIARA), which is organised in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Five refugee speakers hailing from different conflict zones took to the panel dais with ‘Inspiring Stories,’ shouldering the onerous responsibility of conveying the plight of their own displaced communities.
'Almost 40 percent of Kenya’s refugees and asylum seekers reside in Kakuma, and their humanitarian needs continue to rise due to the continued influx from the two main refugee producing countries of Somalia and South Sudan'
Sheikha Jawaher said: "Time is of the essence, and a lot can be done in the context of prevention and blocking the path of the virus’ spread through rapid and effective response especially in crowded and ill-equipped refugee settlements."
Like the proverbial quality of mercy, compassion too is not limited. On the other hand, there is enormous scope for it to grow — and spread its benevolent branches not only regionally, but also worldwide.
The award targets local humanitarian organisations in Asia and Africa who have offered outstanding services to refugees and forcibly displaced people, which have had a positive and sustainable impact on their lives, in general, and on their ability to access food, healthcare and education, in particular.
Projects will offer targeted humanitarian assistance in collaboration with UNHCR and World Food Programme.