In light of the recent devastating events of Beirut, on August 10, 2020 the Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority issued a statement on Twitter reaching out to the victims and survivors of the terrible explosion. The Tweet not only directed the authority to provide immediate care for the affected families, but also showed a keen interest in sponsoring children who were left orphans following the passing of their parents in the tragic incident that took place in Lebanon last week.
According to resources, The Humanitarian Aid Office of the UAE Embassy in Beirut along with the ERC will not only look after the affected families once identified, but will also aid in initiatives related to rehousing of survivors who were left without a roof over their heads along with providing provisions for the basic needs as well as infrastructural resources for the Capital. Talking about this relief program, Secretary General of the ERC, Dr Mohammed Ateeq Al Flahi said that “Sheikh Hamdan (Chairman Emirates Red Crescent Authority) is in constant contact with the ERC’s executive management to follow the progress of the relief operations” as stated above.
UAE confirmed the support via a tweet from Emirates Red Crescent
The initiative is set to be run in two phases, consecutively, with the first one taking place in UAE between August 10 and 25 which will oversee the preparation and assemblage of humanitarian goods followed by an assessment of materials needed to restore infrastructural damage in Beirut by professionally qualified engineers.
Needless to say, with the Muslim community coming together to provide a helping hand in one of the greatest times of need, Beirut will surely in no time stand up again and channel through these testing and tragic times.