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Sultan forms “khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi Humanitarian Foundation”

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, issued an Amiri Decree establishing the “Khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi Humanitarian Foundation”.

Emiri Decree No. (23) of 2019 stipulates that a special institution for humanitarian works shall be established under this decree in the Emirate of Sharjah. Named in English "Khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi Humanitarian Foundation", the foundation is a non-governmental and non-profit organization, and enjoys the legal personality and the legal capacity necessary to achieve its objectives and carry out its functions.

The Khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi Humanitarian Foundation is headquartered in Sharjah City. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation may, upon the approval of its Board of Trustees, establish branches or other offices in the other cities and regions of the Emirate of Sharjah.

The Foundation aims to commemorate the blessed anniversary of the late Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, and to continue to realise his vision and aspirations in the service of humanitarian work.

The Foundation shall be, but not limited to, responsible for implementing sustainable programmes and projects that serve humanity in all fields at the local and international levels, providing assistance to support and improve health care, education and infrastructure sectors, harnessing the financial resources of the Foundation for the benefit of humanity and help the needy and improve their living conditions, relieving refugees affected by disasters and crises, contributing to honouring individual and collective achievements affecting humanitarian work in all fields, and any other objectives or competencies assigned to the Foundation by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

In accordance with the Emiri Decree, the Khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi Humanitarian Foundation is managed by a board of trustees consisting of a Chairman, a vice-chairman and a number of members. The Board of Directors is appointed by a decree by His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah.

The director of the Foundation shall be appointed by a decision of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees upon the approval of the Board of Trustees, and shall be entitled to powers and authority necessary to manage the affairs of the Foundation and take the necessary decisions to achieve its objectives.

The Foundation's financial resources consist of money of the patrimony of the late Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, donations, subsidies, grants, wills and endowments; the Foundation's own revenue; savings in the budget of the Foundation for previous years, and any other resources that are consistent with the objectives and approved by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

The Foundation shall be exempted from all local government taxes and fees in all its forms and manifestations, with the exception of consumption charges.

The Decree shall be effective from the date of its issuance and other competent authorities should implement its provisions each in its respective field, and shall be published in the Official Gazette.