The project is being implemented in partnership with Misr El Kheir Foundation (MEK), a non-profit that has been operating in Egypt since 2007. Construction work began in September 2021 and is scheduled for completion in September 2023.
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.
The emergency and trauma (ERT) unit of the Saint George Hospital University Medical Centre (SGHUMC) in Beirut will be named after The Big Heart Foundtion.
The unit at Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre is slated for completion in 2023 and will cater for 2,000 children annually.
Tumaini Letu, a non-profit organisation based at the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi, Africa, and founded by refugee poet and artist Trésor Nzengu Mpauni was announced as the winner of the Dhs500,000 award at the 4th edition of SIARA.
The project is funded by a US$1m grant from Sharjah Charity House to provide education and boarding facilities to 360 girl refugees at the Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement in Kenya.
The project has also provided temporary housing to the victims and will rehabilitate 650 affected people, including Lebanese nationals and refugees, on completion
In our religion, as in our Arab culture, standing by the vulnerable and people in need is a duty, not a choice. It is also a daily responsibility and not a sporadic reaction," the Sharjah Ruler continued at the virtually-held awarding ceremony of SIARA’s 2021 edition organised by TBHF.