Wed 08-05-2019 14:16 PM
DUBAI, 8th May, 2019 (WAM) -- The UAE Water Aid Foundation, Suqia, has launched its annual Ramadan campaign to provide drinking water in mosques and Iftar tents throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan.
This campaign is running in partnership with Mai Dubai and cooperation with 14 local charities. For the second consecutive year, Suqia's Ramadan campaign spans different countries around the world in collaboration with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Establishment.
"At Suqia, we work in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to provide drinking water to communities suffering from water scarcity and pollution, in cooperation with relevant local and international entities," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Suqia.
He explained that the objectives of this year's campaign are aligned with the 2019 Year of Tolerance in establishing the values of communication and co-existence in society, positioning the UAE as a global model for tolerance.
Al Tayer said that the Ramadan campaign extends to 13 countries around the world.
"In addition to the distribution of drinking water, the Ramadan campaign highlights the drinking water crisis around the world and urges members of society to donate to provide clean water to the needy who spend their time looking for water instead of using it to fulfil their basic needs such as education, work, taking care of their families, and improving their living conditions," he added.
In 2018, Suqia assisted over nine million individuals across 34 countries.