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Sharjah developer launches Syria home-building campaign

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A school at an existing Human Concern International project in Syria. For every Arada house sold during Ramadan, the developer will build a home for a displaced Syrian family
  • ‘Home for a Home’ initiative
  • 700 homes built to date 
  • Community near Aleppo planned

The Sharjah developer Arada has launched its third annual Ramadan charity campaign, pledging to build homes for displaced families in Syria. 

For every house sold at Arada’s real estate developments during the holy month, the company will build a home for a Syrian family affected by recent conflict and the February 2023 earthquakes.

The “Home for a Home” initiative is a partnership between Arada, the Sharjah charity The Big Heart Foundation and the global non-governmental organisation Human Concern International. 

The first two editions of Home for a Home saw more than 700 houses built for refugee families in northern Kenya, along with sustainable water supply infrastructure to support 43,000 people, Arada said. 

Under this year’s campaign, the partners aim to build a full residential community near Aleppo, with facilities including a school, a mosque, a medical clinic, a playground and shops. 

“Thousands of displaced families in Syria are facing dire conditions due to cold, lack of shelter and limited food,” said Iftikhar Shaikh Ahmad, global director of programmes at Human Concern International. 

Arada’s group chief executive, Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, said: “Home for a Home reflects our commitment to aid distressed communities by providing long-lasting and sustainable impact.”

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