The Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign has launched ‘Zayed Al Khair Camp’ in Pakistan’s city of Sukkur to treat thousands of children and women, under the supervision of Emirati-Pakistani doctors.
The campaign is being held under the theme, ‘Following in the Footsteps of Zayed,’ and as part of the ‘All of us are our Mother Fatima’ programme.
Noura Al Suwaidi, Director of the General Women’s Union, GWU, said that the initiative coincides with the celebration of the Emirati Children’s Day, which is marked on 15th March, in a message full of love, tenderness and tolerance for the children of Pakistan, regardless of their colour, race, or religion.
She added that the move is in line with the directives of the country’s wise leadership that 2019 is the ‘Year of Tolerance’, and to promote the role of the UAE and its humanitarian and civilisation mission.
Al Suwaidi noted that the campaign is a joint initiative by the Zayed Giving Initiative, the General Women’s Union, Saudi-German Hospitals Group, in partnership with the Pakistani government, private and non-profit institutions and in coordination with the UAE Embassy in Pakistan, to alleviate the suffering of children and women.
She added that the Zayed Al Khair Camp aims at establishing a culture of voluntary work, social giving, and humanitarian tolerance among young people.
Al Suwaidi affirmed that the UAE is a pioneer in the field of humanitarian work thanks to the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. This approach has been followed by the country’s leadership until the UAE became the top donour of foreign aid and leads the humanitarian projects.
The GWU Director lauded the humanitarian and leading role of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the GWU, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, especially in women empowerment and providing care to children.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Dr. Salim Al Khadim Al Dhahnani, UAE Consul-General in Karachi, who listened to an explanation from the camp supervisors about the UAE’s campaigns in Pakistan.
For his part, the President of Pakistan Eye Bank Society thanked the UAE for this kind gesture and praised the initiatives of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima, which presented an unprecedented innovative model in the field of attracting and empowering women in volunteer work, community giving, and human tolerance.
He pointed out that the current volunteer campaign in Sukkur is the fifth campaign as part of a series of programmes that will cover the villages of Pakistan and will continue for a year.
Beneficiaries, both women and children, praised Sheikha Fatima’s initiative, which treated them against diseases.
Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs