Central Hotels COO Joins UNICEF Delegation to Visit Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan
Continuing Central Hotels’ collaboration with UNICEF, Abdulla Al Abdulla, Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.) of Central Hotels and member of UNICEF Gulf Area Office Leadership Circle of Champions for Children and Young People, recently joined the UNICEF delegation to Azraq Camp.
Azraq is home to 40,615 Syrian refugees out of which nearly 22 per cent are under 5 years old. Of the total, 60 per cent are children, including 240 unaccompanied or separated kids. UNICEF is working closely with the Ministry of Education to provide quality, inclusive education and safe learning environments for all children in Jordan. As a result, thousands of Syrian refugee children will have access to quality preschool education at Azraq refugee camp as part of UNICEF’s support to the Government of Jordan to achieve universalization of KG2 in Jordan by 2025.
Mr. Abdulla, stated, “We are committed to support UNICEF’s great cause to ‘Make a difference in a child’s life’. The Azraq camp is an outstanding humanitarian initiative where UNICEF and various other organisations have been doing incredible work. The visit to the camp has given us a renewed sense of purpose. Children are our greatest asset and at Central Hotels we are determined more than ever to give back to the community in every way we can.”
The Azraq camp management is co-ordinated by Syrian Refugee Affairs Directorate (SRAD) and UNHCR that works with several Governmental and humanitarian partners.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything it does. Together with its partners, the organization work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. The UNICEF Gulf Area Office works in the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain in partnership with the respective governments supporting national policy development, sector level strategies and approaches, and generating knowledge products for the survival, development and protection of children within the region. www.unicef.org
About Central Hotels
Central Hotels has very quickly established itself as a reputed hotel management group in the UAE with its flagship property First Central Hotel Suites located in Barsha Heights (TECOM) near Sheikh Zayed Road. Building up on this amazing success, the brand is now poised to expand its footprint targeting the UAE as the primary market for growth in addition to other lucrative destinations in the Middle East. The group has recently added to its portfolio spectacular new 5-star hotels such as Canal Central Business Bay and Royal Central The Palm followed by Central House Citywalk focused on millennials, Beach Central The Palm, Diamond Central – Business Bay, and Island Central in Dubai.
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