Big Heart Campaign moves into its third phase
Since its inception in June 2013, the Big Heart Campaign has achieved numerous milestones in just six short months – under the guidance of its Patron, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, UNHCR Eminent Advocate for Syrian Refugee Children. Approximately three quarters of the 2.4 million Syrian refugees registered by the UNHCR are women and children. Among the many initiatives, the ‘Warm Hearts’ winter campaign saved hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees from the frost-ravaged sub-zero temperatures of Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria itself, by raising urgent funds for warm shelters, blankets and clothing. After a highly successful fi rst phase in which the Big Heart Campaign provided lifesaving medical interventions for over 265,000 Syrian refugees and gave more than 400,000 others vital food and cash, the campaign is now progressing to its third phase which focuses on an equally urgent need: education.
For more information on the campaign and to fi nd out how you can get involved, call 06 594 1111/15/03.
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