Princess Haya's Latest Instagram Proves Just How Philanthropic the UAE's Royals Are
In 2016, the Government of Dubai provided relief aid to some thousands of Sudanese refugees from Uganda through an airlift emergency — a shipment that carried more than 100 tonnes of emergency relief items.
And on May 4, HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein revealed on Instagram that her husband, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, had arranged for another for AED1.658 million of aid. Consisting of core relief items to be shipped from Dubai's International Humanitarian City to the South Sudanese Refugee camps in Uganda, the relief cargo sent included 10,000 kitchen sets, 4,000 solar lanterns, and 500 plastic sheets for some 832,000 refugees who have fled their collapsing economy and the civil war by crossing the border.
On Wednesday, the royal revealed on Instagram yet again that a second shipment had been released and sent to refugees in Uganda, under the guidance of Sheikh Mohammed from the International Humanitarian City.
According to a report on the Government of Dubai website, the displacement situation in Uganda has been increased heavily due to the brutal attacks and ongoing war in South Sudan. "Some 192,000 refugees have arrived in 2017 so far, with an average of 2,000 refugees fleeing insecurity, violence and famine every day, bringing the total number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in Uganda to more than 832,000."
Sadly, over 62 percent of refugees that arrive in Uganda are children, making the total refugee count, who have so far fled South Sudan, to be 1.7 million.
It's heartwarming to see the royals of Dubai helping those in need in such a generous way. Our thoughts and prayers are with the survivors of this ongoing conflict.