Dubai: UAE-based Landmark Group has partnered with humanitarian and charitable organisations in the GCC region during the Holy Month of Ramadan to bring help to families recovering from the pandemic. In the UAE, Landmark Group is partnering with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to contribute to its Ramadan campaign ‘#EverySecondCounts. UNHCR has been working on the protection of refugees for 70 years, in 135 countries around the world. Today, 79.5 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced, with COVID-19 further exacerbating the situation.
Every year, UNHCR appeals to the public during the month of giving and generosity to help raise funds for refugees and internally displaced families in need. ‘Every Second Counts’ is UNHCR’s third global Ramadan campaign. The campaign aims to raise funds, through donations including Zakat and Sadaqah, to help provide life saving support such as shelter, food, clean water and monthly cash assistance, to the most vulnerable refugee and internally displaced families from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Nigeria, countries of the Sahel, and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Nisha Jagtiani, Group Director, Landmark Group, said: “By supporting UNHCR, we aim to raise awareness and funds for the critical humanitarian work they do in response to crises and supporting refugee families whose lives have been torn apart by war or violence. Through such collaborations we can drive the importance of our collective responsibility to support communities in need. Together this Ramadan, we can help families whose lives were devastated by circumstances out of their control to continue building a safer future.”