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YouTuber in Kuwait raises $1m for refugees in 24 hrs

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‘Do-gooders’ aplenty

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: YouTuber Hassan Suleiman, known as ‘AboFlah’, is said to have collected in record time (within 24 hours) more than one million dollars in donations in cooperation with the UNHCR, reports Al-Qabas daily. AboFlah is one of the most popular video players in the Arab world, and the owner of the largest growing YouTube channel in the world, and in conjunction with more than 20 million followers barrier, the young YouTuber residing in Kuwait launched a joint campaign with the UNHCR to support the needs of thousands of refugee and displaced families during winter season.

Suleiman was able to collect the specified amount with directly communicating with his followers through his You- Tube channel. Suleiman told the daily: “I did not expect to collect this much money during this time, and I thought that it would take a week or two to collect this sum, but the enthusiasm of the followers and their eagerness to do good had a great impact. I thank them and I pray to God to reward them for their good deeds.” He went on to say, “The love of people and this large number of followers is a blessing from God, and any person, if he succeeds in any field, must not forget the needy.”

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