Wed 15-05-2019 16:03 PM
ABU DHABI, 15th May, 2019 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is intensifying its Ramadan programmes and projects this year in 83 countries worth AED21,810,000 that benefit 1,435,966 people.
It also launched many Ramadan programmes related to Ramadan Iftar, Zakat Al Fitr, and Eid clothes in countries suffering from major humanitarian crises and wars.
The ERC is supporting Syrian refugees in countries neighbouring Syria, to improve their conditions during the holy month of Ramadan, as well as those affected by emergencies and food shortages in several African and Asian countries.
The ERC’s Ramadan Iftar projects outside the UAE have benefitted 1,291,000 people, while its Zakat Al Fitr projects have benefitted 128,296 people, and its Eid clothes projects have benefitted 16,568.
It also launched additional relief programmes, including distributing Ramadan food parcels to countries facing humanitarian crises caused by conflicts and natural disasters, as well as to countries that receive many refugees, especially in the Arab region.
Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, ERC Secretary-General, said that the ERC is intensifying its relief programmes during Ramadan this year due to the significant humanitarian challenges facing many countries.
He also expressed the ERC’s appreciation for other authorities that support its Ramadan programmes, including UAE embassies, ERC offices in many countries, organisations, and relevant partner agencies.