Fighting Poverty During Pandemic

Under Article 25 of the United Nations 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights clearly states that Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.

Royal Group Charity Foundation works with the world’s poorest people to transform their lives. But what do we mean by “the world’s poorest people?” And how do we help them?

Why Hunger?

Royal Group Charity knows hunger affects everything for the world’s poorest people. We believe no one should have to live with hunger and the damage it does. That’s why we’re working for a world in which no one dies for want of safe, quality, nutritious food.

Our Role

We are specialists in tackling hunger with the most vulnerable people in the world’s poorest places. For more than 15 years, we’ve been developing and delivering practical, intelligent, sustainable solutions that have transformed lives. We combine our expertise with local knowledge.

The Problem of Hunger

As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse decades of progress in the fight against global poverty, hunger is the world’s biggest health problem.

According to a report from the United Nations food agencies, 690 million people in the world’s population go to bed on an empty stomach each night.

Right now 795 million people do not have enough to eat and the vast majority of them live in developing countries. We believe that no one should have to live with hunger and the damage it does.

Lack of food jeopardizes the wellbeing of families. Mothers are forced to reduce the number of meals children eat. Families replace nutritious foods like vegetables and beans for staples like corn and millet. Without the right nutrients, children can’t grow up healthily, adults don’t have enough energy to work and people’s immune systems are weak, turning common infectious diseases into killers.

Tough Choices

Hunger forces people to make tough choices that push them further into poverty. Parents take their children out of school to work. Families eat seeds that should be preserved for the next harvest. These choices make vulnerable people even more vulnerable. When disaster strikes, it’s the poorest communities already exposed to hunger and disease who suffer the most.

Long Term Effects

Hunger prevents communities from escaping poverty. The long term effects of hunger go beyond health. Poor nutrition leads to poor performance in school and fewer opportunities. Children’s brains will not fully develop and their bodies will be stunted. This has a devastating long term effect on families, communities and countries.

In Depth

Royal Group Charity’s mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives which last and spread without ongoing support. To achieve this mission, Royal Group Charity engages in long term development work, responds to emergency situations, and seeks to address the root causes of poverty through our development education and advocacy work.

During the effects of Covid-19, estimates suggest that an additional 85 to 130 million more people will be chronically hungry due to the pandemic.

Royal Group Charity Foundation calls for a firm stance in fighting to end hunger across the world.

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GCC donates over $billions to help poor countries

 

The power of giving during Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak

May this holy month bring peace all over the world

Charity in Ramadan: Giving 

Giving has always brought out the best in people. Throughout the decades, people have sought different opportunities to give back to human kind.

Charity: Work

The holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims worldwide fast during daylight hours and abstain from other pleasures, is also the month where Muslims contribute to charity work, and donations for the less fortunate.

There is a noticeable increase in charitable work during the holy month.

We wish the whole year was this way. That’s one of the main purposes of Ramadan, to entice people to do good and to continue throughout the year.

There are millions of people around the world in dire need of some of life’s most basic necessities such as food, water, clothing and shelter. As citizens of humanity, it is our moral responsibility to come to their aid and assistance.

Charity is never obligatory it is always additional. There’s no twisting your arm to do good.

Number one is feeding people, secondly clothing people, and finally housing them – no one should be homeless.

Royal Group Charity is committed to working during the holy month of Ramadan, such as feeding those that are less fortunate. by offering meals that breaks their fast every day.

Royal Group Charity will be distributing food packs throughout the holy month of Ramadan. We are aiming to provide as much support as possible to the families effected as a result of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. 

Many international and national charity organizations take advantage of this month to provide for their various causes.

In the GCC ( Gulf Cooperation Council ) there is a particular drive by the community to help those less well off, Each year hundreds donate food, bedding, toiletries and clothes which are then handed out to workers as care packages.

Everyone participates in Ramadan, every resident tries to give. This is the month of giving, nothing beats that.

Royal Group Charity will continue to fight poverty worldwide and improve children’s access to quality primary education in developing countries.

GCC pledge over $billions:

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE and Oman are collectively pledging $billion’s during the pandemic period.

 

Royal Group Charity Assignment:

Covid-19 is one of the deadliest outbreaks in the world which is affecting many poor countries all over the world.

Ramadan is a time that Muslims worldwide can look forward to and come together to help those in need.

Royal Group Charity would go as far as possible to aid the suffering people around the world.

Our goals:

  • Help the poor families by providing them with food, water and financial aid.
  • Provide Iftar (hot meal) for the fasting.
  • Giving Zakat and Zakat Ul-fitr to those in need.

Our Ramadan Appeal:

Millions of men, women and children are on the brink of collapse. lack of resources and a weak health service have all combined to tear through poor countries infrastructure and leave millions of people without food or water.

With the hope of gaining your support so we can help as many needy people as possible. As Ramadan is the most blessed months for us Muslims, it is a great chance for us to earn multiple rewards by giving to those who have less than us.

Fasting the month of Ramadan serves as a reminder of the hardships that millions of people living in poverty endure daily.

What we can do during Ramadan:

  • Provide food packs for poor families
  • Feed the fasting during the month of Ramadan
  • Sponsor orphans
  • Sponsor families during the month of Ramadan
  • Deliver Zakat to the poor and needy

Please help to provide food during the month of Ramadan.

 

How you can help:

You can help by providing dates, rice, cooking oil, flour and sugar.

With this complete Ramadan package, this is a great opportunity to sponsor a family for Ramadan and make their Eid even more special by contributing new clothes, sweets or toys for children.

You can make a difference this holy month of Ramadan. Make a donation and become a part of this great cause.

 

Royal Group Charity Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that children and their families are supported and receive assistance and solutions including their basic human right.

During this Holy month of Ramadan, Royal Group Charity will be distributing food, shelter items, hygiene and household kits and handing out clothes and other basic requirements.

Royal Group Charity plans to reach more than 500,000 people including nearly 85,000 children.

Royal Group Charity will be distributing food packs for some of the poorest people in the world.

Royal Group Charity is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger.

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Celebrate the spirit of giving during Ramadan by contributing to charities and not-for-profit organizations that work to help people around the world.

Don’t Just Think About It – Do It!

To make an inspirational impact on charity through international professional Network.

Royal Group Charity would like to urge everyone to join us this Ramadan and take a keen interest in relief aid campaign activities.

Donate generously to ensure the campaigns reach their intended goals.

Support our work in reaching people in need across the world this Ramadan. 

Charities approved and accepted by Royal Group Charity Foundation for Donations listed below:

Royal Group Charity does not require any donations but rather refer to other donations for distributions.

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UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency

In the past five years, 15 conflicts have forced millions of people out of their homes and countries. UNHCR is responding to the escalating refugee crisis by intensifying its relief work in Yemen, Iraq, Central African Republic and South Sudan. Donations to the agency help provide life-saving aid to refugee children and their families.

Visit:   http://donate.unhcr.org/int-en/general

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Islamic Relief Worldwide

Islamic Relief Worldwide has been providing basic amenities for the poor in more than 40 countries around the globe for 32 years. The not-for-profit organization is inspired by Islamic faith and values, encouraging the fortunate to help the less privileged. They protect communities from disasters and provide emergency aid.

Visit:   http://www.islamic-relief.org

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King Khalid Foundation

King Khalid served as the King of Saudi Arabia from 1975 to 1982. He is remembered by his country, his people and his family as a generous, caring and just Monarch, dedicated and passionate about improving the social and economic conditions and lives of all Saudi citizens.

His legacy and unwavering dedication to social development and philanthropy continue to live to this day through the work and impact of the King Khalid Foundation, a Royal Foundation established by King Khalid’s family, in his memory, in the Islamic year of 16/12/1421 or 11/3/2001 with headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Visit:   http://www.kkfeng.org

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King Faisal Foundation

The King Faisal Foundation (KFF) is an international philanthropic organization established in 1976 with the mission of preserving and perpetuating King Faisal’s legacy.

Visit:   http://www.kff.com

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Dubai Cares

An international organization launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, in 2007. It has multiple projects aimed at promoting primary-school education and gender equality in developing countries, and is involved in building schools, teacher training and improving water, sanitation and hygiene in the communities.

Visit:   http://www.dubaicares.ae

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Kuwait Red Crescent Society

Kuwait Red Crescent Society is a voluntary humanitarian society that provides assistance to the most vulnerable people affected by social conflicts, wars or natural disasters without discrimination against any human being regardless of nationality, gender, color, race, religions or political and intellectual beliefs.

Visit:   http://www.krcs.org.kw

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Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity is a leading Gulf-origin nongovernmental organization dedicated to carrying out humanitarian and development programs to fight global poverty by working in partnership with vulnerable communities regardless of faith, race, gender or political beliefs Qatar Charity enables people to survive, recover and rebuild their lives while also empowering them to become self-sufficient through practical knowledge, focused expertise and innovative solutions

Visit:   https://www.qcharity.org

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Donations Portal for Charitable Organizations

To promote humanitarian efforts to cover vast geographic area in the Sultanate of Oman to allow and assist the Citizen’s and Residents of Oman to contribute donations to the benefit of the local charities using the latest technology like the e-Payment Gateway

Visit:   http://www.donate.om

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Alwaleed Philanthropies

Alwaleed Philanthropies supports and initiates projects around the world, regardless of gender, race or religion. We collaborate with a range of philanthropic, government and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and the youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education. Together, we can build bridges for a more compassionate, tolerant and accepting world.

Visit:   http://www.alwaleedphilanthropies.org

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Doctors Without Borders

This NGO is one of the biggest independent organizations for medical humanitarian aid. Its 30,000 field staff provide assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from healthcare and natural disasters.

Visit:   http://www.msf-me.org

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Bahrain Red Crescent Society

Bahrain Red Crescent Society is a volunteer charity founded in 1971. It has been recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva since 14 September 1972, and joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the same year.

Visit:   http://www.rcsbahrain.org

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Emirates Red Crescent

The UAE chapter is a registered member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and assists in relief work around the world. With the help of volunteers and financial support from the government and philanthropists, it spreads health awareness, rescues people from disasters, establishes projects for the needy and orphans and educates about international humanitarian law.

Visit:   http://www.rcuae.ae

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Royal Charity Organization

Established by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Committee to ensure that all Bahraini orphans from needy families and widows of Bahraini women who do not host them, where this committee is the first seed of the charity property subsequently, the Commission has worked since its inception to provide comprehensive care for the class targeted and upgrading of the Bahraini citizen and interest in its affairs from the physical, psychological and social aspects.

Visit:   https://www.rco.gov.bh

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Human Appeal International

HAI was established in 1984 by Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid, Ruler of Ajman, to aid underprivileged societies worldwide. Its donations and volunteers help to develop educational, health and social opportunities for the needy, contribute to relief operations and provide care for orphans.

Visit:   http://www.hai.ae

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Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation

The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation was established by Law No. 20 in July 2007, issued by his Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, may God save and bless him.

The vision of the Foundation is “Pioneering Initiatives for Welfare” and its strategies are focused on health and education on domestic, regional and global scales. The educational strategy of the Foundation includes supporting vocational educational projects in countries of the region, health needs related to malnutrition, child protection and care and the provision of safe water on a global level.

Poor and needy communities are also supported by the provision of main infrastructure such as schools and hospitals etc.  In order to implement these strategies, the Foundation has entered into partnerships with global organizations affiliated with the United Nations and public welfare organizations.

The various assistance given by the Foundation around the world has reached more than 87 countries since its inception until the present date.

Visit:   http://www.khalifafoundation.ae

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Al Maktoum Foundation

Al Maktoum foundation its career and charitable journey in the fields of humanitarian work initiated by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and start that extended to more than 69 countries in all continents of the world.

In 1997, the Commission started its educational program wide in Africa to build ten high schools with full equipment  in a number of African countries, a program that is still continuing as the number of these schools nearly forty schools and colleges are distributed in more than twenty African countries, has made this program a success unrivaled helped thousands of African students to enter colleges as the most important project that became the most important educational project in Africa outside the scope of public education.

In January 2000, upon the instructions of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been the opening of the main office of the Commission in the Emirate of Dubai.

Visit:   http://www.hamdanfd.ae

With your support, we can help the poorest families across the globe, so they have enough to sustain their families through the blessed month.

Founder and Trustee of Royal Group Charity His Highness Prince Khalid Al-Sabah would like to thank the GCC for this year’s increased pledge of billions of funding and it’s continued support to the humanitarian response around the world.

With your continuous support, we will be ensuring that those deprived and struggling in the poverty stricken areas will have enough to sustain their families through the Pandemic during this blessed month of Ramadan.

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Press Release Update

Our sincere congratulations and best wishes of good health and happiness to His Highness Prince Khalid Al-Sabah, praying to the Almighty to grant him more success to achieve further aspirations of progress and welfare in all his humanitarian achievements by helping the unprivileged around the world and reaffirming faith in human rights and fundamental freedoms in the principles of peace.

As we adapt the process of changing our normal routines and regular patterns in life for the greater good of our society, basic policy on counter measures related to the coronavirus protocols released by the Health Ministry in consideration of the health and safety of our partners and staff, Royal Group’s office is closed until further notice, and our building will not be accessible to the public to ensure satisfaction and better public safety.

We will still be conducting business by phone and email as usual, and our online records system and website will continue to operate as normal.

Royal Group is pleased and honored to applaud key workers who are continuing to provide essential services during the pandemic.

Royal Group further salutes with deep appreciation to those who are complying with rules and regulations.

 

Limited operating days and hours:

Monday: 8am to 12pm

Tuesday: 8am to 12pm

Wednesday: 2pm to 5pm

 

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that may arise as a consequence of our shortened business operations.

Royal Group chairman and founder His Highness Prince Khalid Al-Sabah will continue to work within the charity and Investment sectors across the world.

By corporate order of chairman and founder His Highness Prince Khalid Al-Sabah, Royal Group hereby empowers the Chief of Protocol to appoint the Assistant Executive Secretary the authority to undertake in resolving all private concerns.

 

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For coronavirus related inquiries or support, please send an email addressed to our Covid-19 Response Team
covid19@royalgroupcharity.com

 

On behalf of all our team, we wish everyone, good health, safe environment and look forward to a rewarding and fruitful future.

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Africa GCC China Cooperation

 

   

   

  

            

AFRICA GCC CHINA COLLABORATION  (AGCC)

Chairman and Co Founder of Royal Group, His Highness Prince Khalid Al-Sabah established the International cooperation between Africa, GCC and China on 11th November 2015.

The purpose of this day was to start awareness of the recognition and its role in strengthening the relations between Africa and Asia.

In adopting this challenging mission, Royal Group reiterated the responsibility of each individual country to protect its political and economic interests, which entails participation and collaboration.

Royal Group will contribute its full efforts to ensure sustainable growth and prosperity for the future.

Africa GCC China Cooperation on Poverty

Knowledge sharing in the fields of social development and poverty alleviation between China and Africa has always been of interest to Royal Group.

China’s poverty reduction achievements in poverty reduction are well documented, and the country is a forerunner among developing countries to meet the UN millennium development goals. It has made a major contribution to the global poverty reduction mission. 

Since the start of the reform, more than 850 million Chinese people have been lifted out of extreme poverty with one fifth of the world’s population now secured with food, necessities and have access to basic welfare.

Asia and African countries are both developing countries, and have many similarities in poverty reduction and development situations. Therefore, China and Africa can share many development models and experiences with each other.

The fundamental reason for China’s successful poverty alleviation lies in its insistence on eliminating poverty, improving livelihood, and achieving common prosperity.

The driving force for China’s successful poverty reduction is to always adhere to the reform and opening up policies, maintain sustained and steady economic growth, and continuously introduce social policies conducive to the development of poverty stricken areas and poor people, which has laid a solid foundation for large scale poverty reduction.

Africa can enjoy its second mover advantage and strengthen its trade, investment and international cooperation through participating in the Africa GCC China Initiative, which will facilitate the economic growth, poverty reduction, and social development of the continent.

We must adhere to the government oriented method, integrate poverty alleviation into the country overall development strategy, promote it as a strategic task, concentrate on large scale special poverty alleviation actions, and implement specific development plans for women, children, people with disabilities, and ethnic minorities.

To improve the effectiveness of poverty reduction, we must utilize the targeted poverty alleviation strategy by tackling the root causes of poverty.

The GCC role must therefore be to increase investment and strengthen financial support.

We must adhere to social mobilization, unite all forces, and make the government and society work together to realize extensive participation in poverty alleviation so the effectiveness of poverty alleviation can withstand the test of practice and history.

International cooperation is an effective way to learn and share poverty alleviation experiences in different countries, and promote poverty reduction capacity.

This new mechanism is based on the African GCC China cooperation to make it possible to fully participate in the management of poverty reduction cooperation projects, which will demonstrate equality.

This new pattern of Africa GCC China poverty reduction cooperation will help improve people’s livelihood and, promote the connections between the people, lay an ideal foundation of public opinion for Africa GCC China cooperation, and help consolidate the friendly and cooperative relations between Africa, GCC and China.

Africa has the second mover advantage in industrialization as well as poverty reduction and development. In the future, Africa can fully utilize China’s poverty reduction models with the most significant effect and prominent innovative experience, and continuously achieve new results in shared development. 

Africa GCC China Cooperation on Vaccine

As China prepares to supply as a foreign aid its coronavirus vaccines  its to African countries with an ultra-low temperature that would enable the transport of coronavirus vaccines to Africa.

China’s assistant minister for foreign affairs, promised that once China’s Covid-19 vaccines were developed and deployed, Beijing would actively consider providing them to African countries in need, as a concrete measure to help Africa defeat the virus at an early date.

China’s promise to make Africa a priority for its vaccines has proven to be on the right track as China will actively consider providing more than 500,000 vaccines to African countries in need to help secure an early victory against the virus.

Egypt already received shipments of coronavirus vaccines from the United Arab Emirates that was manufactured by China National Pharmaceutical Group.

Egypt had obtained legislative approval to produce the Chinese sinovac biotech vaccine with negotiation to manufacture the vaccine in Africa. This achievement would make Africa become the hub for vaccine production and distribution.

Royal Group would continue to coordinate between Africa, GCC and China to ensure humanitarian assistance is always a priority for Africa.

AGCC

Africa GCC China Cooperation

Financial Investments

  1. Oil and Gas   
  2. Real Estate   
  3. Construction

Political Structure

1.  Peace and stability

Trade

  1. Commodities       40%
  2. Oil and Gas         50%
  3. Arts and Culture  10%

AFRICAN AID AND DEVELOPMENT

Construction…..…roads, refineries, factories, schools, hospitals, hotels, shopping malls

Development……..political system……military……healthcare

Charity……….…….humanitarian projects

AFRICA                               GCC                                   CHINA

Oil and Gas                         Oil and Gas                        Manufacturing

Raw Materials                      Finance                              Production

Africa GCC                 free trade market in Oil and Gas

Africa China               free trade market in raw material and production

Africa GCC China      free trade financial market.

.Funds invested from China into the GCC market.

.Capital generated from the GCC market for investment projects in Africa

.Raw materials traded between Africa and China

SECURITY AND STABILITY

Over the past decades, the link between security and development has increased significantly. Governments throughout the world have begun to adapt their military strategies to include plans for development. This change is due to the increasing acceptance of the idea that development brings peace and stability. There is a significant debate surrounding this change in strategy. Some support military involvement in development efforts and believe military strategies can be effective in completing certain development initiatives. Others believe that development is best left to NGOs and those organizations that are not affiliated with the government or the violence frequently associated with military operations.

More specifically, those against military involvement in development think that the humanitarian principles guiding the use of aid and development will be overshadowed by political and security goals. Development for the benefit of the people may be forsaken for development that accomplishes specific government priorities. A military role in development also has the potential to harm the credibility of the aid and development operation, as well as make it difficult for civilians to trust in the operation. This can also indistinct the line between humanitarian and security work and threaten the neutrality that has traditionally helped to protect many aid workers.

Those who support military involvement in development believe that cooperation between the military, NGOs, and civilians will only improve development operations. Military operations in development may have the added reward of contributing to the overall security of the conflict area.The military can provide security for humanitarian workers to operate, support agencies work with logistical and protection services, or provide direct assistance to the population themselves, all of these actions can be aided by the skills gained in military training.

Royal Group seeks to provide a key position on both sides of the legislative debate by highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of military involvement with development strategies being interlinked with security policy. It also seeks to highlight the ethical issues surrounding the link between military security and development and aims to give a voice to multiple perspectives.

In this direction, we strongly believe that peace and stability could take us into the process of development and growth in a safer environment, leading us into a brighter future.

                              

   

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GCC Efforts During Pandemic

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GCC Countries pledge over $120.8 billion

The GCC Countries took broad, fast action to control the spread of COVID-19 and to have health response operations in place.

The Gulf Cooperation Council have pledged over $120.8 billion to help the economy fight the impact of the coronavirus and stopping businesses going bankrupt.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: $32 billion

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia unveiled stimulus measures to help the economy.

The sum includes a package of 50 billion riyals announced earlier to support small and medium sized businesses coupled with a further 70 billion riyals to aid businesses through postponement of tax payments and exemptions of various government levies and fees.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will finance treatment for anyone infected with the coronavirus in the country

Saudi Arabia announced that the government will cover a portion of private sector salaries in the industries most impacted by the novel coronavirus.

Under royal decree, companies needing to lay off employees can instead apply for the government to compensate 60% of those salaries for the next three months for more than 1.2 million citizens

After the three month period ends, the royal decree mandates that companies resume paying their employees. 

UAE: $34.3 billion

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The UAE government eased the impact of the coronavirus on the country, raising the country’s total stimulus package to 126 billion dirhams.

The package of measures aims to reduce the cost of doing business, support small businesses and accelerate the implementation of major government infrastructure projects.

The Central Bank announced a comprehensive economic support scheme worth 100 billion dirhams. The central bank is prepared to support the country’s banking system in mitigating any downside risk from the pandemic.

Abu Dhabi Executive Council will offer 5 billion dirhams in subsidies focused on water and electricity subsidies for citizens, commercial and industrial activities, and electricity connection fees subsidies. A 3 billion dirham credit guarantee program has also been set up with performance guarantees and projects of up to 50 million dirhams have been waived for start-ups this year.

Abu Dhabi also announced up to a 20 percent payback on rentals for the restaurant, tourism, and entertainment sectors. Tourism and entertainment sector municipality fees have been suspended this year. Authorities have also created a 1-billion-dirham fund to enhance liquidity and sustain balance between supply and demand for stocks on Abu Dhabi Securities Market.

Dubai announced a 1.5 billion dirham package which includes 15 focused initiatives aimed at reducing the cost of doing business and simplifying business procedures, especially in the commercial, retail, external trade, tourism, and energy sectors.

The United Arab Emirates sent seven metric tonnes of medical supplies to South Africa to bolster the country’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The UAE’s aid planes have carried approximately 260 tonnes of medical and food aid to 24 countries in the region and beyond since the outbreak of pandemic. 260,000 medical professionals had also been assisted by the aid flights.

The UAE worked with many countries to repatriate their citizens who were unable to travel due to the coronavirus outbreak.

It sent 20 tonnes of supplies to China and airlifted those stranded to UAE Humanitarian City in Abu Dhabi.

UAE helped in setting up a 4,000 bed field hospital NHS Nightingale in London.

Thirteen tonnes of medical supplies meant for thousands of health care workers were dispatched to Kazakhstan, Italy, Ukraine, Croatia, Seychelles and Greece. The list of nations receiving UAE aid during the outbreak is long and growing.

UAE sent more than 33 tonnes of critical medical supplies, including gloves and surgical masks, as well as other protective equipment.

UAE has been helping countries in the region and around the world. The country’s leadership has always given priority to humanitarian missions in conflict zones in Middle East and across the world.

Oman: $20.8 billion

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The Central Bank of Oman announced a 8 billion Omani rial stimulus package aimed at providing additional liquidity to the country’s financial institutions.

Central Bank of Oman increased the financing ratio for lenders from 87.5 percent to 92.5 percent, allowing banks to lend more money.

The central bank has reduced existing fees related to banking services and avoided introducing new fees.

Oman slashed its civil, military and security agency budgets by 5 percent. Other measures include tourism and municipality tax breaks as well as postponement of credit installment payments.

The decisions are highly motivational. These decisions will help in the current economic situation and contribute to achieving financial stability and will stimulate the growth of economy in the Sultanate.

Bahrain: $11.4 billion

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Bahrain has announced a 4.3 billion Bahraini dinar economic stimulus package to support its citizens and the private sector amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The eight point package includes a draft law that concerns paying the salaries of all private sector employees from the unemployment fund for three months.

Bahrain has doubled its liquidity fund to 200 million dinars and announced a waiver on utility bills for three months. The Kingdom has also allowed Bahraini nationals to delay payment of bank loans by six months.

During the three months, individuals and businesses will also be exempted from municipal and industrial land rental fees, while tourism related companies will be exempted from tourism levies.

The central bank of Bahrain banned lenders from freezing customers accounts in case of job loss or retirement.

Kuwait: $1.5 billion

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Kuwait approved a draft law authorizing additional funding of 500 million Kuwaiti dinars to ministries and state agencies to fight the impact of coronavirus.

The central bank has reduced the discount rate to 1.5 percent from 2.5 percent.

The central bank has also suspended fees on point of sales devices and ATM withdrawals in addition to increasing the limit for contactless payments to 25 dinars from 10 dinars.

Kuwait has also set up a 10 million dinar fund, financed by Kuwaiti banks, to combat coronavirus.

Qatar: $20.6 billion

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Qatar has announced a stimulus package worth 75 billion Qatari riyals to provide financial and economic incentives for the private sector.

The government funds were asked to increase investments in the stock exchange by 10 billion riyals. Food and medical goods in the country were exempted from customs duties for six months.

Qatar has also announced utilities bill exemption.

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Outside of the GCC government, individuals have donated billions of dollars to help poor countries fight the epidemic. This has been done through independent bodies and undisclosed identities within the GCC.

Most of the aid has been focussed on Africa and poor underdeveloped counties around the world.

Financial assistance has been highly distributed for the  poor families whom have been effected during the crises.

Royal Group Charity Foundation has been a main contributor to Africa and Asia and other countries across the world. 

End to Poverty awareness campaign

Humanity has taken tremendous steps toward improving life for the world’s poorest people. Millions of people have gained access to clean water and millions more children now have access to life saving vaccines. Together, we can continue to push humanity forward.

Royal Group Charity Foundation, chaired by H.H Prince Khalid Al-Sabah, launches an End to Poverty awareness campaign.

Although poverty is considered one of the most critical issues in today’s society, only 10% of the cases are reported while 90% remain ignored.

Poverty is a global problem that is deeply rooted in the world we live in today.

Poverty is the state for the majority of the world’s people and nations. Why is this? Is it enough to blame poor people for their own predicament and be solely responsible for their plight? What about their governments? Have they pursued policies that actually harm successful development? Such causes of poverty and inequality are no doubt real. But deeper and more global causes of poverty are often less addressed.

Behind the increasing interconnectedness promised by globalization are global decisions, policies, and practices. These are typically influenced, driven, or formulated by the rich and powerful. These can be leaders of rich countries or other global actors such as multinational corporations, institutions, and influential people.

In the face of such enormous external influence, the governments of poor nations and their people are often powerless. As a result, in the global context, a few get wealthy while the majority struggle.

The silent killers are poverty, easily preventable diseases and illnesses, and other related causes. Despite the scale of this daily ongoing catastrophe, it rarely manages to achieve, much less sustain, prime-time, headline coverage.

For over 20 years, Royal Group Charity Foundation has supported and initiated projects in over 64 countries regardless of gender, race, or religion. We collaborate with a range of charities, government, and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education. Together, we can build bridges for a more compassionate, tolerant, and accepting world.

Help and Support Royal Group Charity spread the WORD and join us to fight poverty worldwide.

We hope to become a model for other countries in their respective struggles to end poverty.

TOGETHER WE CAN END POVERTY

Gulf Cooperation Council Aid

Over the past four decades, the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have been the source of large amounts of overseas development assistance, humanitarian aid, and other forms of support for developing and crisis afflicted countries, both through state led channels and through the work of private organizations and individual donors. With their own experiences of rapid development over the past several decades and lengthy experience of working in underdeveloped and fragile contexts. The GCC states have considerable store of institutional knowledge with respect to development.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reached out to the world in providing humanitarian assistance. The Kingdom’s global assistance amounted to billions of dollars which represents 5.8% of the total amount of humanitarian aid provided worldwide.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been able to provide such extensive humanitarian support to those in need thanks to the ongoing commitment by the Kingdom’s leadership to alleviating suffering around the world by reflecting these values in committing to supporting people in need worldwide.

Royal Group Charity congratulates the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on this remarkable achievement.

The United Arab Emirates has been another major humanitarian donor after it offered billion of dollars in foreign aid to reach the most vulnerable communities and the least developed societies in more than 140 countries around the world by promoting policies which improve the economic and social well being of people around the world.

The United Arab Emirates targeted different sectors such as tourism, health, transport, education, social services, infrastructure development water and sanitation, environment and climate change, agriculture with the remaining amount of the UAE’s foreign disbursement dedicated to charity and humanitarian aid which were translated in supporting the sectors of health and education, in strengthening coordination and support services, and in the provision of food, shelter and non food items to vulnerable communities.

This achievement of the UAE was made possible, thanks to several governmental and non governmental bodies who are thoughtfully dedicated to alleviating suffering and promoting development around the world.

Money was spent on developmental, humanitarian and charitable projects in 71 countries and on one global project.

Dress One Million Needy Children project was of a global character and it aimed at providing support to more than two million children in 44 countries around the world.

Royal Group Charity congratulates Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum for their continuous efforts and great achievements in humanitarian objective purposes around the world.

The state of Kuwait is an inveterate donor in the world and the largest provider of development co-operation in the Gulf region, providing its assistance under the broad framework of its commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Kuwait’s official development assistance has been increasing consistently over the past decade. Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development provides concessional loans for development projects that are high priority to recipient countries, following a demand-driven approach.

Kuwait uses it’s fund assets for development and humanitarian on a national and international level.

The Kuwait Fund allocates more than a quarter of its annual income to the Public Authority for Housing Assistance to help Kuwaiti citizens with their housing needs.

The Fund also originates loans to assist countries worldwide in developing infrastructure, health services, education, energy and agricultural needs.

In addition to the Fund, Kuwait also extends substantial humanitarian aid during natural disasters.

The other source that Kuwait uses to achieve and execute some of its initiatives is the Kuwait Investment Authority, which was established in 1953 to diversify revenues away from oil and to secure the welfare of future generations. Being one of the largest Sovereign Wealth Fund in the world.

Royal Group Charity congratulates Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Crown Prince Nawaf Al-Sabah for their continuous and generous contributions around the world.

Qatar’s international relations and foreign policy are also a sign of generosity from the state. Qatar has emerged as a trusted third-party mediator successfully cultivating sophisticated engagements in peace and conflict issues and solidifying its reputation as a key global player in conflict-affected contexts.

Qatar has established a unique position for itself by maintaining, over many years, a campaign for human rights and freedom of expression and by championing a number of humanitarian crises in the region and beyond.

Qatar’s role as a humanitarian donor is not under threat and it may even emerge from the crisis with a more sustainable and resilient humanitarian sector.

As a result of the crisis, Qatar’s humanitarian sector has been minimized with only Qatar Charity and the Qatar Red Crescent Society as major operational humanitarian actors and Qatar Foundation as a donor for education support. Qatar now more closely resembles other Gulf states in the reduced diversity and size of its humanitarian sector.

The volume of Qatari humanitarian aid has not declined. Rather, while Qatari humanitarian aid levels dropped in 2016, they returned to pre-blockade numbers in 2017, signaling that Qatar intends to uphold its international commitments and maintain its international and regional role through the blockade. What has been observed, however, is a shift in resource allocation with a greater proportion of Qatar’s humanitarian financing channeled through multi-lateral organizations.

learning from previous failures and triumphs, Qatar’s active role in gaining international recognition as a regional power has evolved from employing reactive, short term strategy to a more sophisticated approach of sustainable long term programming backed by larger financial allocations. 

Royal Group Charity congratulates Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for his effective contribution to realizing the international partnership for development and enhancement of the international developmental aid in relation with assisting the developing countries to achieve the millennium developmental goals.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is one of the Gulf leader and occupying a high position on the World Giving Index. This position is the fruit of the charitable organizations and Bahrain community remarkable efforts and close cooperation with various humanitarian organizations around the world. Under the patronage of His Majesty the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Honorary President of the Royal Humanitarian Foundation, the support of the good government and the illuminated leadership of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of RHF’s Board of Trustees, RHF is leading the Bahraini charity and humanitarian work to set the name of Bahrain among the most initiating and giving world nations.

Bahrain always tries to be present in most areas that undergo conflict and wars and natural disasters in order to provide humanitarian aid and relief,

The Royal Humanitarian Foundation launched Your Food at Your Home initiative to distribute meals to the needy. 

Royal Group Charity would like to congratulate His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Deputy King and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa for the continuous efforts in meeting the international standards for  meeting all humanitarian needs.

The sultans of Oman’s main concentration has always been focussed on humanitarian.

The Oman Humanitarian Desalination Challenge is a joint initiative led by MEDRC Water Research and The Research Council Oman with funding provided by The Sultan Qaboos Higher Center for Culture and Science.

Access to clean fresh drinking water following a disaster is critical to health and survival. Current relief response measures often rely on transporting massive quantities of bottled water into the affected population or distributing water purification devices or tablets that don’t have the ability to rid water of salt. There is an urgent need for a desalination device that can be deployed quickly and affordably to people in need of drinking water in times of crises. Such a device would revolutionize humanitarian emergency response efforts in the aftermath of natural disasters.

Oman Charitable Organization is a state funded charitable organization engaged in supporting and financing the social care programs intended for the general welfare of the people, children, orphans, elderly people, and the disabled. Oman provides emergency relief in case of disasters or natural calamities.

Royal Group Charity would like to congratulate His Majesty Haitham bin Tariq Al Said for continuous care around the world for children, youth, family welfare, community development, disasters and humanitarian.

Royal Group Charity welcomes the ongoing cooperation between the  Gulf Cooperation Council, and the shared commitment to safeguarding the well being of families and citizens, which serves to underline the world’s united stand against COVID-19.

Royal Group Charity supports efforts to combat coronavirus in Africa.

Royal Group Charity and local partners have delivered assistance in Togo, Nigeria, Ghana and DRC Congo, as part of its continued efforts aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and helping communities in need.

In Nigeria, several hospitals have benefited from the assistance provided through Royal Group Charity with supplies of clothing, masks, gloves, thermometers, and cleaning and sterilization materials.

In Togo, Royal Group Charity provided unprivileged families with bags filled with food and health care products with additional supplies of sanitizers, cleaning materials, and masks.

In the Ashanti Region and northern Tamale of Ghana, Royal Group Charity distributed necessary preventive supplies, including disinfectants, sterilizers, masks, hygiene kits and other items to more than 150 families.

In DRC Congo, Royal Group Charity supplied clothing, masks, gloves, thermometers, and cleaning and sterilization materials, along with bags of food supplies to over 200 poor families facing difficulties during the pandemic.

Our Charity supply team remain on the ground across Africa to educate people on the importance of practicing personal hygiene and keeping physical distancing.   

Together, we can all fight this Menace.

Royal Group AAA Covid-19 Response Center

 

As Prophet Muhammad  warned 1,400 years ago: “If you hear of an outbreak of a plague in a land, do not enter it; but if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place.”

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مركز استجابة Covid-19

ROYAL GROUP COVID 19 RESPONSE CENTER

Royal Group has adopted several precautionary measures to deal with the pandemic.

Royal Group Covid-19 Response Center (RGCRC) was established to provide support and immediate solutions caused by the emerging epidemic of the COVID-19 virus.

You can contact us by sending your plea to covid19@royalgroupcharity.com

Please note that we can not reply to everyone but will do our best to assist where most urgent.

Royal Group Charity pledges $33 million for Coronavirus Deadly Outbreak ( COVID-19 )

Royal Group Charity Foundation responding to coronavirus

Royal Group Charity Foundation, Founder and Trustee His Highness Prince Khalid Al-Sabah announced yesterday that Royal Group Charity is following the updates on the new coronavirus epidemic which has resulted in daily deaths all over the world.

From Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Africa, a steady stream of new cases fueled fears that the new coronavirus epidemic may be turning into a global pandemic, with some health officials saying it may be inevitable.

As the coronavirus continues to multiply and spread around the world, Royal Group Charity Foundation pledged to spend $33 million to boost efforts to address the outbreak.

The funds will help strengthen safe shelter, hygiene food safety, and family assistance.
The funds will support the development of prevention systems in Africa Middle East and Asia.

The funds will be distributed to local partners that Royal Group Charity Foundation works closely with who follow the safety guidelines of the World Health Organization.

Royal Group Charity Foundation’s main focus has mostly been on fighting poverty. We have always maintained a firm determination  to fight poverty as a determined philanthropist in the world.

The funds will help strengthen prevention measures being implemented in countries with at-risk populations by working with Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our commitment to Africa is part of an effort to help the less fortunate in the global response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Another $5 million has been committed to help secure food and shelter for those without means to survive the epidemic.

Among African Union member states, the efforts should be supported by the African field epidemiology network (AFENET), in collaboration with the Africa centers for disease control and prevention. AFENET is a nonprofit alliance of field epidemiology and laboratory training programs that operates across the African continent.

Multilateral organizations, governments, private sector, and philanthropies must all work together to slow the pace of the outbreak by helping countries protect their most vulnerable citizens, and accelerate the development of the tools to bring this epidemic under control.

According to Royal Group Charity press report release, all private and public hospitals, and health facilities must report any suspected case to the local authorities by following the guidelines of the World Health Organization. Royal Group Charity Foundation has advised people to avoid unnecessary travel to the cities where the new coronavirus has spread and avoid close contact with the persons who show any of the related symptoms.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.  

According to the World Health Organization  ( WHO ) Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. 

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

W.H.O. raises its risk assessment to the highest level.