An agreement to sponsor 200 Syrian orphans in Tripoli, Lebanon, was signed Wednesday by the Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Lebanon, and the Sanabel Al Nour Association as part of the charitable projects launched by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.
The noble gesture goes in line with the UAE Year of Giving initiative to provide support to the underprivileged.
Counsellor Musallam Al Mansouri, Director of the Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache Office, said that the UAE pays attention to various charitable and humanitarian works, such as the orphans’ sponsoring project.
He added that the Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Lebanon has signed agreements with Fransabank, the issuer of prepaid cards and a number of supervising and executing entities, to ensure a consistent follow-up of the scientific, health and social conditions of the orphans.
Al Mansouri said that the project safeguards the children against terrorist and fanatic ideas, strengthen their role in society, and protect them against all kinds of exploitation.
He also stressed that the gesture confirmed the UAE’s supportive stance for the fraternal people of Syria in the current conditions.
Representatives of Fransabank in Beirut, Lebanon, which is the strategic partner of the programme, also attended the signing ceremony.