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'Peace for children of Palestine'' to spend US$500,000 in health services

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Sharjah, Oct 17, 2008 (WAM) - 'Peace for the Children', a charity initiative launched by Sharjah for the relief of the children of Palestine under the patronage of wife of Sharjah Ruler Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, will spend about USUS$ 500,000 to deliver health and nutritional services to Palestinian children suffering from acute malnutrition.

The Sharjah fund signed agreements with the London-based Medical Aid for Palestinians and 'Ard Al Insan' Foundation in Gaza to improve the health well-being of Palestinian children under five years old through preventive and curative programmes.

The humanitarian health drive will serve 8000 children for nine months and will be carried out in partnership with the UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) and Palestinian health ministry, the key health services providers in Gaza Strip.

The campaign aims at relieving the suffering amongst the children in Palestine who undergo through agony and hardships caused by Israeli crimes and blockade. - Emirates News Agency, WAM