40pc of GCC aid goes to Levant says charity
Dubai, April 3, 2012
The International Islamic Relief Organization, Saudi Arabia (IIROSA) has revealed that 40 per cent of humanitarian aid offered by GCC Islamic charities goes to the Levant region.
IIROSA urged Arab governments to respond more effectively to youth needs. This call came from
Dr Adnan Bin Khalil Basha, IIROSA secretary-general, told the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (Dihad 2012) that it was essential to unify the efforts of Islamic relief organisations to reach out to all areas in the world.
The event was held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
IIROSA was the golden sponsor for Dihad 2012.
Dr Basha added: “The real target for Dihad 2012 is the unification of Islamic relief agencies’ efforts in offering humanitarian and voluntary work all over the world, particularly the Arab region.”
He highlighted the importance of the voluntary work and the role of youth in it. “The private sector can play a major role in helping the youth develop their capabilities to bring relief to the community,” he pointed out.
Both private and public sectors should take the responsibility to meet the needs for the youth in the Arab and Islamic world, such as education, health and employment. Youth constitutes more than 50 per cent of the Arab society, he added. – TradeArabia News Service