Sharjah, UAE – July 28th, 2013: Bee’ah – the Middle East’s leading and award-winning fully integrated environment and waste management company – has announced that its internal donation drive has raised AED561,020 to the “Big Heart for Syrian refugee children”. Donationsare collected throughthe Salam yaSeghar fundwhich was founded by Her Highness SheikhaJawaher Bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, Wife of Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and UNHCR Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children.
With a long history of humanitarian efforts in helping people in need in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and many others, Her Highness Shaikha Jawaher set an example not only to the UAE and the Arab world but to the international community in general.“We would like to thank Her Highness SheikhaJawaher’s commitment to the refugees of Syria; this campaignwill raise awareness to the Syrian refugees’ situation throughout the world.Bee’ah’sparticipation in this campaign comes from its commitment and social responsibility to help improve the lives of others in our community in the Middle East, and we are honoured to be able to lend our helping hand and raise funds for Her Highness’s well-esteemed initiative,”said Khaled Alhuraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah.
Salam YaSeghar was founded by Her Highness SheikhaJawaher Bint Mohammad Al Qasimi in 2008, to help alleviate the suffering of children in Palestine. The fund has since expanded to reach out to children in many different areas of the Arab world. Given the recent violence in Syria, this year Salam YaSeghar is calling on people to donate towards helping refugee children in Syria to help improve their livelihoods.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that over 1.65 million of Syrians are displaced and living as refugees in poor conditions. This is leading to the separation of family members and a large number of children from their parents.
This year, the World Refugee Day was held on the 22nd of June under the theme “1 Family Torn Apart by War is Too Many” and focused on the impact of conflict on families around the world. The UNHCR is encouraging local, national and international communities to reflect on what can be done in order to help those who are forced to flee to find safety, regain hope and rebuild their lives.