UAE Water Aid campaign’s humanitarian contributions have reached Dhs76.450m on the fourth day of its launch. The amount collected can provide fresh drinking water for 3.058 million persons from developing countries; this number constitutes 61% of the 5 million persons the campaign is targeting.
The UAE Water Aid campaign has witnessed great reaction from public and private sectors in addition to businessmen and civil society organizations. 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. World Health Organization (WHO) figures show that a child dies every 21 seconds from a water-related illness and 9,863 people die every day from thirst and water related diseases.
The fourth day of the UAE Water Aid Campaign included Dhs3m from Dubai Municipality which will provide clean drinking water for 120,000 people in the developing countries, Dhs2m from Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority which will provide clean drinking water for 80,000 people in the developing countries, Dhs1m from Imdaad which will provide clean drinking water for 40,000 people in the developing countries and Dhs1m from Community Development Authority.
It is worth mentioning that the UAE Water Aid campaign has received a broad welcome locally, regionally and internationally, confirming that the UAE is a country of giving and its prudent leadership is an example of generosity and bounteousness. The UAE people’s immediate response to the UAE Water Aid campaign underlines the noble values of the people of country. Media have valued UAE role as a real capital of humanitarian activities, highly commending the valuable role of UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in the various areas of charitable and humanitarian work.
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.