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Amal Al Qubaisi: UAE takes initiative to provide aid to Syrian refugees





Amal Al Qubaisi: UAE takes initiative to provide aid to Syrian refugees in neighboring countries since the beginning of the crisis

 11/10/2013

Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, First Deputy Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, has said that upon directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE is continuing to exert concerted efforts to provide aid and relief to Syrian refugees in neighboring countries, as it has done since the beginning of the events in Syria.

Dr. Al Qubaisi made the remarks while participating in the Inter-Parliamentary Union's panel discussion on the sidelines of the 129th General Assembly of IPUs in Geneva. She said that the U.A.E. is taking responsibility towards these nations and providing them with support; especially brotherly countries, out of its continuous interest and keenness in all humanitarian issues, especially that of refugees.

She noted that the U.A.E has established the Marajeeb al-Fahood camp to the east of the Jordanian capital, Amman, to accommodate about 25,000 refugees at a total cost of Dh 37 million. The camp covers the needs of 13,000 refugees and has been constructed in accordance with the highest standards and specifications. She stated that the camp has a mobile hospital, private clinics and four schools as well as other basic facilities to improve the life of refugees.

FNC's First Deputy Speaker highlighted that the U.A.E. Red Crescent Authority has established the Emirati-Jordanian field hospital to provide medical services and care for Syrian refugees, while the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has provided about two thousand mobile homes for Syrian refugees in Jordan.


 














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