U.A.E. Water Aid ‘Suqia’ to quench thirst of over 2.7 million people worldwide on its third day

DUBAI: U.A.E. Water Aid campaign s humanitarian contributions have reached AED 69.450 million on the third day of its launch. The amount collected can provide fresh drinking water for 2.778 million persons from developing countries; this number constitutes 57 per cent of the 5 million persons the campaign is targeting.

The U.A.E. Water Aid campaign has witnessed great reaction from public and private sectors in addition to businesspersons and civil society organisations. The Water Aid Campaign was launched by U.A.E. Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, to provide access to fresh drinking water for 5 million persons around the world who suffer from shortage of potable water.

World Health Organisation (WHO) figures show that a child dies every 21 seconds from a water-related illness and 9,863 people die every day from thirst and water related diseases.

The third day of the U.A.E. Water Aid Campaign included AED 7 million from Economic Zones World, AED 2.5 million from Road and Transport Authority, AED 2 million from Dubai Aviation City Corporation, AED 2 million from Dubai Chamber, AED 0.5 million from Al Baraha Quran School and AED 0.2 million from Unknown benefactor.

It is worth mentioning that the U.A.E. Water Aid campaign has received a broad welcome locally, regionally and internationally, confirming that the U.A.E. is a country of giving and its prudent leadership is an example of generosity and bounteousness. The U.A.E. people s immediate response to the U.A.E. Water Aid campaign underlines the noble values of the people of country. Media have valued U.A.E. role as a real capital of humanitarian activities, highly commending the valuable role of U.A.E. Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in the various areas of charitable and humanitarian work.

U.A.E. Water Aid campaign comes in the light of the aggravation of water scarcity issue in many parts of the world over the past decades. This scarcity has resulted in threatening the life of millions of people, heralding grave dangers if world countries and international bodies do not initiate prompt plans and strategies so as to bring forward radical solutions for this issue in afflicted areas.

World Health Organisation (WHO) figures show that more than 3.4 million die every year due to thirst and diseases caused by unclean water.

SOURCE: WAM