SHARJAH, Sharjah Police and The Big Heart Foundation, TBHF, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to develop cooperation in humanitarian initiatives that help promote the UAE and Sharjah's efforts in the field of relief work, both regionally and internationally.

Major-General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police, and Mariam Al Hammadi, Director of TBHF, signed the MoU in the presence of Noura Al Noman, Chairperson of the Executive Office of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, HHEO, Erum Mazher Alvie, Senior Advisor at HHEO, and a number of officials from the Sharjah Police and TBHF.

Under the terms of the MoU, the Sharjah Police and TBHF a Sharjah-based humanitarian organisation dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide-will carry out projects and initiatives that help meet the needs of refugees and affected people, alleviate their suffering and ensure their fundamental rights.

The two entities will focus on supporting, assisting and empowering children and young people in areas affected by conflict and disaster to help them enjoy dignified, secure and fulfilling lives.

Major-General Al Shamsi highlighted that due to the wise leadership, humanitarian action in the UAE and Sharjah towards fraternal and friendly countries and their people has become well established.

He reiterated that through its various initiatives and campaigns, the UAE aims to alleviate the suffering of millions of people, in commitment to Arab and Islamic values and a spirit of solidarity with those in need.

Major-General Al Shamsi praised Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of TBH, for her efforts to support refugees and people in need worldwide.

He pointed out that her humanitarian contributions are a continuation of the approach of giving established by the UAE's leaders and the compassion for others that is deeply rooted in Emirati society.

Mariam Al Hammadi, Director of TBHF, thanked the Sharjah Police for their efforts to ensure the security and well-being of the Emirati citizens and residents. She underlined that the approach aligns with the foundation's objectives to reach out with lifesaving aid and security for those affected by turmoil and calamities worldwide, particularly refugee children.

"The projects being implemented by the foundation have contributed to meeting the needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees and people in need in a number of countries. These projects include the provision of healthcare, basic relief materials, food and education, as well as helping refugee children become accommodated to schools in the countries where they live after they and their families have been forced to flee their home countries. This MoU will enable us to expand our scope of outreach to serve wider sectors of the target groups in different parts of the world," said Al Hammadi.

Source: Emirates News Agency