Drive for Palestinian children relaunched

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Drive for Palestinian children relaunched

Shaikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, has relaunched ‘Salam Ya Seghar’, a fund-raising campaign in support of Palestinian children.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 22 Nov 2012, 9:02 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:28 AM

The campaign, a Sharjah initiative, which was originally launched five years ago, is redoubling its efforts this year in the wake of the fresh Israeli aggression and deteriorating living conditions, which have claimed the lives of tens of Palestinian children and led to diminishing health, educational and psychological conditions of the children of the region, many of whom have lost their families and homes.

Under the guidance of Shaikha Jawaher, the campaign, conducted in collaboration with Oxfam and the ‘Save the Children’ organisation, aimed at allowing Emirati individuals, businesses and organisations to aid in raising the necessary funds to provide healthcare, food and basic needs to Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, to help them overcome the harsh daily conditions and hardships they are faced with. The campaign continues to support Palestinian children and has in 2012 teamed up with Oxfam to run two different programmes, focusing on sustainable development.

Noura Al Noman, Director of the Executive Office of Shaikha Jawaher, said, “ Shaikha Jawaher launched the campaign to bring hope to Palestinian children. The campaign has implemented many projects and programmes in cooperation with various international and UN organisations with a focus on education and health. We launch today’s campaign for children who are in a desparate need of our help to continue our support for children who deserve to experience the innocence of childhood just like their counterparts in the rest of the world.”

The cooperation between ‘Salam Ya Seghar’ campaign and the international organisations covers the fields of health and education. Oxfam is currently pursuing two projects, which are “Improving the quality of education for school children in Gaza” and “Improving children’s food security in Gaza”. ‘Save the Children’ is currently engaged in a project to provide medical treatment for children with heart disease.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com



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