Mariam Al Hammadi, Director of The Big Heart Foundation on
World Humanitarian Day:“On this day, we reaffirm our commitment to humanity, and the goals and visions of Sharjah which are in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness, Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation, and UNHCR Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children.
“The World Humanitarian Day is a reminder of the reality of life in war-torn areas, conflict zones and natural disaster hit areas, and the impact on the lives of the underprivileged who are in a constant cycle of poverty, illness and displacement. Children in these conditions tend to suffer the most as a result of war and are deprived of basic human rights such as shelter, food, health care, education and psychological support.”
“With the underprivileged and the displaced throughout the world suffering under deteriorating conditions, the local as well as the international community must join forces and unite their efforts to put an end to these tragedies that continue to break our collective hearts.”
“We hope the message we carry on World Humanitarian Day is formulated into action that can help children in need and give them a chance to return to the classroom, or build a home for a family that has been living for months or even years in tents that provide no respite from scorching summers or cold winters.”