Red Crescent to budget $58m in UAE this year

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RED CRESCENT: The Red Crescent has offices in every emirate.(Getty Images)

RED CRESCENT: The Red Crescent has offices in every emirate.(Getty Images)

UAE humanitarian organisation Red Crescent Authority has committed AED213m (US$58m) as a preliminary budget for its domestic humanitarian programmes in 2013.

The figure represents a 45 percent year-on-year increase and the money will go towards programmes to sponsor orphans, provide medical aid, provide Ramadan rations, and give help to prisoners, students and the disabled.

Other uses for the money will be organising iftar programmes, giving Zakat, buying Eid Al Adha sacrifice meat, maintaining buildings and facilities, and supporting educational and social institutes.

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