It was announced as the Syrian conflict enters is seventh year. 

In comparison to its population, the UAE gives more to humanitarian causes than any other country in the world.

With this latest donation to the people of Syria, it’s not hard to see how that’s achieved.

Read:
Inside this A-list star’s emotional visit to a Syrian refugee camp
This Game of Thrones star reunited with a Syrian refugee she met years ago

At a conference in Brussells, Mariam Al Muhairi, minister of state for food security, announced that the UAE would donate a further Dhs220 million to the Syrian cause.

 

syria Mariam Al Muhairi

The UAE’s support of Syria since the beginning of the country’s conflict amounted to more than Dhs3.23 billion, Al Muhairi said, according to state news agency WAM.

Through the Syria Reconstruction Fund, which is run by the UAE along with Germany and the USA, this donation would support education, health, food, water, shelter, social services and other services, WAM reported.

It would also support neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees.

A total of US$4.4 billion (Dhs16.16b) was raised for Syria at the Brussels conference, WAM said.

Read:
The UAE pledges to open its doors to 15,000 Syrian refugees
Here’s how you can help with Dubai’s Ramadan Sharing Fridges

In 2016, it was announced that the UAE would welcome 15,000 displaced Syrians over following five years.

Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimi, the UAE’s Minister of State for International Cooperation, announced the initiative at a UN summit in New York that September.

“Ultimately, we must offer a source of hope for displaced persons that allows them to maintain dignity, return home, reintegrate themselves into their societies, and rebuild their countries and their lives,” she said at the time.

We’re sure this contribution well help with those important goals.

– For more about Dubai’s lifestyle, news and fashion scene straight to your newsfeed, follow us on Facebook

Images: WAM/UNICEF