The UAE is celebrating the annual Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, which is in memory of the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Today, the 19th day of Ramadan, is also the 14th death anniversary of Shaikh Zayed.
The founding father has been known for his love for charity and humanitarian efforts, that range from providing homes to supplying food and medicines to the needy. Between 1971 and 2004, the value of his humanitarian and development aid reached Dh90.5 billion and benefited 117 countries.
“Shaikh Zayed is a symbol of humanitarian giving, as his initiatives served the whole of humanity and reinforced the UAE’s role as a global model to follow,” the state news agency WAM stated.
According to Sultan Al Shehi, project manager of Emirates Red Crescent, Shaikh Zayed’s humanitarian work has touched millions of lives.