Arabs Must Stand Up And Support Lebanon: Sultan
Gulf Today|August 13, 2020
Arabs Must Stand Up And Support Lebanon: Sultan
Direct Line raises Dhs30.74m on live TV event; UAE sends more medical aid; Russia, Saudi Arabia pledge help; Beirut blast damage cost tops $15b, says president.

Less than 24 hours after The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity, announced a global campaign to provide emergency relief for victims of the devastating explosion that struck Beirut last week, a 90-minute live fundraising event hosted on Wednesday on Sharjah TV’s popular Direct Line (Al Khat Al Mubasher) programme, has successfully raised Dhs30.74 million with dozens of charitable individuals and organisations calling in to make generous contributions.

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, called on Arab countries to stand up and support the Lebanese people in their ordeal so they are not let as other countries were, pointing out that Arabs can heal their wounds with their own hands and that Lebanon was and is still part of the Arab nation and not absent from it.

“I thank Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation and Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at UNHCR, for her leading efforts in garnering overwhelming support for our brothers and sisters in Lebanon. I pay tribute to the precious lives lost to this tragedy and wish those who were hurt a speedy recovery,” His Highness continued.


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August 13, 2020