The UAE Marks Zayed Humanitarian Day

  • Publish date: Sunday، 02 May 2021
The UAE Marks Zayed Humanitarian Day

The UAE commemorates the Zayed Humanitarian Day, which falls on 19th of Ramadan every year, corresponding to the anniversary of the death of the Founding Father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The Zayed Humanitarian Day is an annual occasion to celebrate the UAE's achievements since the era of Sheikh Zayed up to date in terms of humanitarian work through the aid it provides to other countries and people.

The UAE sent about 2,000 tons of medical aid to 130 countries, as part of its efforts to spread the values of goodness, cooperation and solidarity between human beings.

During his reign, the UAE turned into the most important countries contributing to humanitarian and relief work in the world, and today, thanks to his legacy, it occupies the world's largest source of foreign assistance.

By the end of 2000, the value of grants, loans and aid provided by the UAE, under the direction of Sheikh Zayed, reached over Dhs98 billion.

Sheikh Zayed was awarded many international awards and honours for his distinguished services and contributions to humanity.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces tweeted, “On Zayed Humanitarian Day we honour the generosity of our Founding Father, God rest his soul. His philanthropic efforts extended across the world, regardless of faith or race, and on this day we renew our efforts to walk along his path of kindness and compassion for all”.

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Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has stated that the Zayed Humanitarian Day, "we recall the noble values embodied by the Founding Leader, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan."

"The late Sheikh Zayed laid the foundations of the voluntary and charitable work for which the UAE was known, to become a symbol of goodness and giving and an example to be emulated in charitable and humanitarian work in the world," Hind said in a statement on the occasion.