ABU DHABI // Support continues for the UAE Water Aid campaign with the Zayed bin Sultan Charitable Foundation and facilities management company Imdaad joining the list of donors.
The foundation donated Dh2.2 million to the campaign, which aims to provide fresh drinking water to five million people in impoverished parts of the world.
The donation was announced on Wednesday by Ahmed Al Dhahiri, the foundation’s director general.
He said the move was in line with directives given by Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed, chairman of the foundation’s board of trustees.
Imdaad, in turn, announced that it was donating Dh1 million to the campaign.
“We are wholeheartedly supporting the UAE Water Aid initiative,” said Jamal Lootah, the company’s chief executive. “The plight of millions of people around the world who are suffering because of a shortage of potable water deserves strong attention and help from all of us.”
Mr Al Dhahiri said the humanitarian initiative of the wise leadership deserved support from all institutions and segments of society.
Launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, the campaign targets large organisations and individuals alike.
In 10 days, the campaign has raised Dh103.2 million, achieving more than 80 per cent of its Dh125 million target.
Of the donations received so far, about Dh8.8 million was donated by the public via text messages.