World is living in a dire humanitarian need

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MANAMA: The world is living in a dire humanitarian crisis and concerted efforts can help to end the bloodshed as well as displaced people due to ongoing arms conflicts, wars and natural disasters.

“Despite daunting challenges being faced by the humanitarian organisations, international and regional organisations, the better co-operation will help in alleviating the difficulties of the people those who need humanitarian assistance,” His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Charity Organisation, told the audience at the opening of the 7th Annual conference for Effective Partnership and Information Sharing for Better Humanitarian Action being held at Art Rotana Amwaj Resort.

“To achieve the common objective all regional countries are obliged to provide legal and moral help to alleviate the sufferings of the people,” His Highness said.

His Highness while highlighting the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, who is also Honorary President of the Royal Charity Organisation, said the Kingdom of Bahrain’s humanitarian initiatives are not limited to one single aspect of humanitarian assistance as those include the building of shelters for the refugees, building of schools, hospitals, provision of medicines and all steps which can help in alleviating the sufferings of displaced and needy people.

“We need to find solutions to regional issues caused by the natural disasters and conflicts through better sharing of information,” His Highness said while applauding the organsation of this important conference in Bahrain.

The Conference is jointly organised by the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation Humanitarian Funds (OICHF), Organisation of Islamic Conference, United Nations Office for the Co-operation of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Royal Charity Organisation.
His Highness hopes that the deliberations of the two-day conference will help in finding a tangible solution to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region with millions need urgent help.
The Conference was also addressed by Stephen O’Brien, United Nations Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator and Dr Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Co-operation Council.

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