The best thing you can do for anyone is to slake their thirst - says an Islamic proverb. The performance of charitable acts is one of the pillars of the religion and good quality drinking water is a luxury in many parts of the world. It is not by chance that the WaterAid Campaign is one of the largest international charity programmes of the United Arab Emirates.

Not luxury, obligation
The initiative, launched in 2014, set the objective of helping 5 million people across the globe gain access to fresh, clean drinking water. Anyone can contribute to the campaign and funds are raised through donation. The campaign is led by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the Emirates and ruler of Dubai. In 2014, he donated 25 million United Arab Emirates dirham (AED) on behalf of the residents of UAE. This amount supplies water to 1 million people. More than 180 million AED has been collected in the Suqia – “providing water to drink” project, which is able to help more than 7 million people. The funds are used to drill wells in 60 countries around the world; absolutely thousands of wells.
Why did they choose water to help? Because they believe that without water nothing exists. Nothing is more useful than safe and easily accessible water when the objective is to help people overcome poverty.
The supply of safe drinking water these days is no longer a luxury but an obligation - they state. That is why they maintain the mission supplying not only water to millions, but also conveying the message of peace and love. They also seek to contribute to sustainable development in the beneficiary countries.

 

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The GLOBS is the only magazine in Hungary that focuses on foreign affairs and trade. The topics cover the different aspects of social life, business and culture (especially business culture), research and development, investment opportunities, charity initiatives, and the everyday life of the diplomatic delegations.
 
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