Charity contributes Dh1m for drought-hit Somalis

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Charity contributes Dh1m for drought-hit Somalis

Dubai - Somali patients, children, senior citizens and women will benefit from the emergency aid

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Published: Mon 18 Sep 2017, 9:09 PM

Last updated: Mon 18 Sep 2017, 11:12 PM

Beit Al Khair Society (BAKS), committed to vulnerable people worldwide, has contributed Dh1,033,994 to the Somali people hit by massive drought and deforestation. The timely drive was meant to collect as much contribution as possible for the relief of the drought and famine-hit Somali people in pursuance of the directives of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The gesture is aimed to secure an emergency aid for the Somali people, mainly the patients, children, old people, and women, and whosoever in need for help at the hit areas. The association launched the fundraising campaign at all its 110 sites and counters across the country in collaboration with the Al Maktoum Foundation and Emirates Red Crescent Authority.
Abdeen Taher Al Awadhi, general manager of Beit Al Khair Society, delivered a cheque of the donation to Mohammed Abdullah Al Haj Al Zarounie, director of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority in Dubai. "The 'For your sake, Somalia' drive, initiated by the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, is part of the BAKS's passion to support all the humanitarian and developmental drives of the prudent leadership."
Tragic drought and deforestation have massively hit Somalia, he added. "This has led to a critical shortage of food and an overwhelming famine that killed numerous people and displaced millions."
Meanwhile, other charity entities in the country, such as the 38-year-old Dar Al Ber Society had contributed large amounts of food aids and emergency relief stuff, worth millions, to ease the suffering of Somali people."

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