SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates – The Big Heart Foundation, TBHF, a global humanitarian charity, dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, has joined with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, to provide grants worth US$150,000 (approximately AED550,000) for families in Egypt.

The 12-month unconditional cash assistance programme, targets 100 households accounting for 400 individuals,

providing them with aid that enables them to pay for rent, food, clothing, healthcare and education.

The plan has been formulated to help provide for the more than 100,000 Syrian refugees in Egypt, many of whom are vulnerable women and children, forced to live in extremely difficult circumstances.

The UNHCR is distributing the donated funds to the designated recipients, in collaboration with local partners in Egypt.

“The financial aid will enable refugees to pay for their accommodation, with the need to keep a roof over their heads a priority. It will also help cover their expenses for essential living items, such as food, fuel and clothing.

The ability to meet education charges will help refugee children stay in school, with the overall effect of the programme being one of restoring the dignity and improving the psycho-social well-being of the recipients,” said Mariam Al Hammadi, Director of ‘Salam Ya Seghar,’ a TBHF initiative, to improve the welfare of refugee children.

Al Hammadi noted that, Egypt was bearing a huge burden with the mounting number of Syrian refugees seeking safe shelter there, after fleeing the crisis in their home country.

“The Egyptian authorities have been doing their utmost to help Syrian refugees, but the situation is becoming increasingly worse for many displaced families.

We must all do what we can to help these vulnerable people, who are living in terrible conditions through no fault of their own,” she said.

Source: Name News Network