Abu Dhabi: The Emirates Red Crescent Authority, Dubai Cares, and Sharjah Charity Association, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Community Development in the UAE, launched the “We Stand Together” volunteering initiative, which aims to assemble urgent relief kits for families affected by the devastating torrential monsoon rains and floods in Pakistan.
The community event, which is part of UAE efforts to provide urgent relief assistance to Pakistan, will take place on September 10 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC) – South Hall at Expo City in Dubai, and Expo Centre in Sharjah.
The “We Stand Together” initiative is led by humanitarian and charitable organisations in the country and calls upon the public to show solidarity with affected Pakistani families. The Emirates Red Crescent Authority, Dubai Cares, and Sharjah Charity Association invite volunteers to register to participate in the initiative at Volunteers.ae.
About Emirates Red Crescent Authority
Emirates Red Crescent is a volunteer humanitarian organization that supports official authorities in times of peace and war. It started on the 31st of January, 1983 and was internationally attested as a member in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 1986.
About Dubai Cares
Dubai Cares is playing a key role in helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030, by supporting programs in early childhood development, access to quality primary and secondary education, technical and vocational education and training for youth as well as a particular focus on education in emergencies and protracted crises.
Education is more than a human right, it is an irrevocable asset. It is also one of the most effective tools to break the cycle of poverty, a belief held by our founder His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It was from this belief and the desire to give children – regardless of their gender, nationality, race or religion – the opportunity to become positive contributors to society, that His Highness established Dubai Cares on September 19, 2007.
Since its inception, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has been working towards providing children and young people in developing countries with access to quality education through the design and funding of programs that aim to be integrated, impactful, sustainable and scalable. As a result, the UAE-based global philanthropic organization has successfully launched education programs reaching over 21 million beneficiaries in 60 developing countries.
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