SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, Amel Association International, an independent non-sectarian Lebanese NGO has been granted US$ 1.1 million by the emirate of Sharjah, in recognition of its outstanding efforts in protecting human rights, and providing education, child protection and livelihood opportunities to those affected by the Lebanese civil war that broke out in 1975.
The grant was offered to the Lebanese NGO during the Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support (SIARA). It aims to significantly bolster the efforts of the non-profit organisation, which has been working tirelessly since 1979 to provide emergency as well as rehabilitation assistance to those in need. Last year, the organisation’s beneficiaries exceeded 100,000, including 50,000 women and children.
Source: NAM News Network