Give a Damn! – September 2015

Help Yemen!
Emirates Red Crescent Issues an Appeal

If you want to help alleviate the pain of the Yemeni people, this is your chance. The Emirates Red Crescent has launched a donation campaign that includes a telethon to raise funds to help 10 million Yemeni citizens affected by the current crisis. The telethon takes place on September 4 on several TV stations and through 200 sites across the country that are ready to collect cash and material donations, including 171 in Abu Dhabi city, 47 in Bani Yas, 45 in Al Ain, 11 in Dubai, 19 in Sharjah, 12 in Fujairah, 6 in Ras al-Khaimah, 3 in Umm al-Qaiwain and 2 in Ajman. Donations can also be sent to the campaign’s bank accounts in Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Sharjah Islamic Bank, as well as via text messages, ERC website and social media accounts.


On Tempo’s radar is a young Arab man who’s graduated from university and is looking for work. He is fluent in English and Arabic, and knows a bit of everything: design, social media, event management, sound engineering etc. This young man has had a bit of a rough time, and Tempo recommends him. If you’re interested in interviewing him drop us a line and we’ll connect you to him.

This photo of a Palestinian father selling pens on the roadside while holding his sleeping daughter struck a nerve with journalist Gissur Simonarson, who then posted it on the online fundraiser Indiegogo to raise money for the man. The site was flooded with a generous outpouring from all over the world, reaching USD 117,000 in just 24 hours!


A TEMPO FAVOURITE: The capacity for compassion is not exclusive to humans, see how
this dog tries to revive fish out of water.

A dog tries to save the fish out of water.

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