The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has donated more than Dh3.6 million to the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) in Jordan to help treat Palestinian and Syrian cancer patients.
Half of the financial assistance will benefit Syrian refugees suffering from cancer, according to an agreement signed by the ERC and KHCF, under the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and president of ERC.
The agreement, signed Friday in Abu Dhabi by Princess Dina Mired, director-general of KHCF, and Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, secretary-general of ERC, established the framework and mechanisms for cooperation between the two agencies in mitigating the suffering of cancer patients.
The agreement also expands the standing partnerships between ERC and KHCF on providing assistance to Palestinian children who have been diagnosed with cancer.
In his remarks during the signing ceremony, Mr Al Falahi reiterated ERC’s interest in launching initiatives aimed at providing health care for society’s most vulnerable populations.
Princess Mired noted that ERC is among the main supporters of the KHCF.
“The good efforts of ERC reflects its interest in improving the health conditions and protecting the dignity of vulnerable people,” Princess Mired said.
KHCF is an independent, non-government, not-for-profit institution founded in 1997 by a royal decree to combat cancer in Jordan and the Middle East.
As Jordan’s largest community-based organisation fully dedicated to combating cancer in country, the KHCF is involved in fund-raising and development through a wide variety of programs and activities. It also campaigns to raise awareness about cancer issues within the global community, and supports patients, the underprivileged and vulnerable people in particular, to ensure that each patient’s individual needs are met financially, emotionally and spiritually.