x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

UAE vows to continue aid for Syrian refugees

The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has helped more than 260,000 displaced Syrian families since 2011, including about 135,000 in Lebanon.

ABU DHABI // The UAE has promised to continue providing aid to Syrian refugees.

The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has helped more than 260,000 displaced Syrian families since 2011, including about 135,000 in Lebanon.

Mohammed Al Khoury, the director-general of the foundation, said in Beirut that the charity would continue to provide mobile hospital camps, relief funds and supplies.

He said the foundation would try to help "all the displaced in Lebanon", regardless of whether they were registered refugees, reported the state news agency Wam.

"Our top priority is to help alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people and to also afford the refugees every assistance we possibly can," Mr Al Khoury said.

"We are doing this by working very intimately with UAE Government missions and embassies in neighbouring countries, and we are certain that our perseverance and dedication in this matter will see us through."

The UAE has 20 volunteers at Syrian refugee camps in various countries, assisting as needed and reporting back to the foundation, Wam said.

The charity has also provided medical aid and food supplies to Syrian refugees in Jordan, treating up to 600 displaced people a day at times.

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