Al Habtoor drive to help Syria refugees
Dubai, January 3, 2013
Al Habtoor Group, a UAE-based conglomerate, donated blankets and heaters to Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon as part of a major relief campaign.
The campaign "Relief them in Winter" was launched by Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and organised by the UAE Red Crescent Authority.
Under the slogan "Let's make their winter warm", Abdul Salam Marzooqi, director of Community Relations at Al Habtoor Group, delivered the donation to the officials in the UAE Red Crescent Authority of Dubai.
"It is our duty to give a helping hand to alleviate the suffering of our brothers, the Syrian refugees in the camps,” said Khalaf Al Habtoor, chairman of Al Habtoor Group.
He added: "The donation in this case represents a national, humanitarian and moral contribution, and an extension of the approach developed by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may he rest in peace, to provide assistance to humanitarian causes that haunt many peoples in the world."
Khalaf Al Habtoor stressed the importance of the role of the UAE Red Crescent Authority in light of the disasters and crisis in many parts of the world, saying that "the Authority is a source of pride for all the Emiratis. It is up to the challenge and humanitarian responsibility put on its shoulders."
Mohammad Abdallah Zarouni, director of UAE Red Crescent Authority, said: "We would like to thank Khalaf Al Habtoor for responding to the campaign of the President. This is not new to Al Habtoor who is always in the foreground in charitable work, like all Emirati citizens.” – TradeArabia News Service