SHARJAH // A refugee camp medical centre that is home to thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan has received Dh3 million from two Sharjah authorities.
The Big Heart Foundation Clinic at Al Zaatari Camp in Jordan treats some of the 80,000 camp residents who fled the conflict in their home country.
The donation from Sharjah Media Council and Sharjah Media Corporation will cover the centre’s operations, including laboratory tests, medication and equipment, for a year.
The funds will help to save the lives of many who would not have been able to receive treatment outside the camp.
It follows a visit by officials from Sharjah bodies led by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of two agencies.
“The crisis of Syrian refugees is one of the most tragic human stories in modern history and is relentlessly ongoing,” Sheikh Sultan said.
“The displacement of hundreds of thousands of people from their country and the suffering this has entailed has imposed huge challenges at all levels.
“In line with the direction of the UAE and the international efforts of Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, to support refugees and vulnerable people worldwide, we have made this donation to the Big Heart Foundation Clinic.”
The visit was a follow-up on UAE efforts to alleviate the suffering of refugees by fulfilling their essential needs, ensuring their well-being and giving them hope for a brighter future.
The foundation is dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide. It provides medical and healthcare services to 20,000 displaced persons – primary health care to 14,400, reproductive health care to 3,000, and nutrition to 2,600.