Dh2.3 million spent on charity in Al Ain

ABU DHABI — A humanitarian aid and charity programme, costing Dh2.3 million, has been carried out by the UAE Red Crescent Society (UAE RCS), Al Ain Branch, over the first quarter of current year.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 7 May 2007, 8:31 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:20 AM

The programme included healthcare and training programmes for prisoners, in addition to orphan sponsorships. Thousands of needy families in Al Ain and other areas received the UAE-RCS assistance, under the directives of Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the UAE RCS, who wanted the humanitarian support to reach a large number of needy people in the country.

According to Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, Director UAE RCS, Al Ain, the humanitarian aid distributed throughout the first three months of the current year stood at Dh289,444. Beneficiaries were 425 needy families.

The financial support spent on healthcare was estimated at Dh319,800 which covered 42 poor families. He said RCS helped prisoners who had debts provided that they were not convicted in other cases.

External charitable and humanitarian projects, which were carried out by the UAE RCS in different countries amounted to Dh2.5 million, included construction of 22 mosques, digging 59 wells, developing two endowment authorities and building four classrooms. Besides, 165 orphans, both inside and outside the country, were supported at a cost of Dh33,000, Shamsi added.

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