When Diaa Alhanoun came to the United States as a refugee from Syria during that country's bloody civil war, there was a lot he didn't know, starting with English.
Refugee children in their millions are missing out on education, according to the United Nations, and the matter is hugely upsetting.
Where humaneness and compassion are concerned, she is in the forefront. She has an indepth understanding of the needs of the needy, the plight of the underprivileged, the dire straits of refugees badly in need of succour. Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) and Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at (UNHCR), is a scintillating model of compassion and tolerance.
Continuing the literary spirit of Sharjah as the World Book Capital 2019, and in keeping with its mission to empower refugee children through books, the Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment, KF, a Sharjah-based non-profit, recently donated 20 libraries comprising 2,000 books to Syrian refugee children living in the Al Zaatari camp in Jordan.
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.
With COVID-19 potentially impacting displaced refugee communities across the world, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is working tirelessly to provide lifesaving support to the most vulnerable.
As the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes continues to climb worldwide, a global summit in Geneva next week will aim to drum up fresh and concrete support for refugees.
Kosovo brought back 110 of its citizens from Syria on Saturday including militants who had gone to fight in the country’s civil war and 74 children, the government said.