The “Watani” Programme organised for its camp volunteers a field visit to the International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai, in order to familiarize them with the relief work done by the international humanitarian organizations registered in the IHC and working from the United Arab Emirates, to promote a culture of voluntary work to them.
The visit was organised through coordination and cooperation between the “Watani” and the International Humanitarian City along with the UAE Red Crescent.
In turn, HE Belhoul Falasi, the Director General of the ” Watani”, expressed the importance of visiting “Watani ” volunteers to the IHC, believing that educating the volunteers on the IHC mechanism, the active role they play in the field of relief work, and providing aid to those who are in need will develop the idea of volunteering in order to uphold the nation and stressed that this is closely related to and supports the camp slogan, “My Work Lifts My Flag”.
HE Shaima Al Zarooni, the IHC CEO said: “We are pleased with this important visit to the IHC and this reflects the IHC’s commitment towards building the nation citizens and developing the capacity of young generation, and we are dedicated to our investment in the development of our children and their skills. Also she expressed her appreciation for the “Watani” programme and the UAE Red Crescent for making the visit successful.
The volunteer students were introduced during the visit to the work of Emirates Red Crescent and the UAE efforts towards aid and emergency response to save people worldwide. HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai established the IHC in 2003 to become the largest humanitarian logistics hub for humanitarian aid in the world, with more than nine United Nations organizations and 44 international humanitarian organizations and commercial companies.