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Dubai Islamic dept. initiates special fund for humanitarian cases

Dubai Islamic dept. initiates special fund for humanitarian cases

The UAE spares no effort to serve as an international hub for humanitarian services as directed by the country's prudent leaders who tirelessly support philanthropic efforts locally and across the globe that the UAE has topped the whole world in terms of foreign aid.



By Ahmed Shaaban (senior Reporter)

Published: Mon 22 Jun 2015, 7:50 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:16 PM

Dubai: The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai, in coordination with the charity association and societies in the emirate, has launched a special fund for humanitarian cases.

Dr Hamad Al Shaibani, director general of the department, said the move is in line with the 'happiness indicator' initiative to measure people's happiness and satisfaction over the services provided by government departments on a daily basis.

“Through this initiative, all government departments will be linked digitally to a central network providing daily report to decision makers who would monitor customers' satisfactions geographically so as to improve the quality of services provided and ensures people's happiness.'

A happy person can work more effectively, actively, and positively, he added. “The unprecedented philanthropic works of the UAE charity associations locally and abroad speak volume and flow in the very happy trend.”

It is as His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said: “As the world constantly changes so are people’s expectations and thus the need to daily monitor these changes to provide services tailored to people’s needs,” he underlined.

Ali Khalfan Al Mansuri, manager of charity associations at the department, said the relief fund is aimed to extend urgent assistance to emergency humanitarian cases.

“All the charity associations and societies operating in the emirate under the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai will chip in the promising initiative.”

The UAE spares no effort to serve as an international hub for humanitarian services as directed by the country's prudent leaders who tirelessly support philanthropic efforts locally and across the globe that the UAE has topped the whole world in terms of foreign aid.

“Such generous trends are proudly derived from the values and principles of our great religion and genuine traditions which have all made such a flourishing event a story of exceptional success since its first launch in 2004.”

The UAE’s renewed position as the most generous aid donor in the world reflected the nation’s founding principles of unconditional support for those in need, he pointed out.

“The UAE gave Dh18 billion (US$4.89 billion) in 2014, equivalent to 1.17 per cent of gross national income, as per a report from the UAE Ministry of International and Cooperation Development.”

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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