UAE Water Aid campaign humanitarian contributions have reached Dhs26.750 million on the second day of its launch. The amount collected can provide fresh drinking water for 1.070 million persons from developing countries.
The Water Aid Campaign was launched by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, to provide access to fresh drinking water for 5 million persons around the world who suffer from shortage of potable water.
On its second day, the UAE Water Aid campaign has witnessed a great reaction from all segments of UAE community, confirming the policy of goodness and giving well established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
In support of the campaign, Sheikha Alia bint Khalifa Al Maktoum gave away Dhs1 million, Dubai Investments donated Dhs6 million, Nakheel gave out Dhs5 million, Wasl Properties (Dhs5 million), Emirates Airlines donated Dhs5 million, Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation donated Dhs2 million.
Moreover Union Cooperative Society will contribute to digging 50 wells at a cost of Dhs1.250 million. Lulu Hypermarket donated Dhs1 million and Dubai Land contributed Dhs500,000.
It is worth mentioning that the UAE Water Aid Campaign’s donations reached Dhs33, 5 million on the first day of its launch. The campaign has received a broad welcome locally, regionally and internationally. Media have valued UAE’s role as a real capital of humanitarian activities.
UAE Water Aid campaign comes in the light of the aggravation of water scarcity issue in many parts of the world over the past decades. This scarcity has resulted in threatening the life of millions of people, heralding grave dangers if world countries and international bodies do not initiate prompt plans and strategies so as to bring forward radical solutions for this issue in afflicted areas.
World Health Organisation (WHO) figures show that more than 3.4 million die every year due to thirst and diseases caused by unclean water.
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