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Dubai-based charities distribute over 30,000 daily meals to underprivileged people

Meals delivered in the Naif, Satwa, Hatta, Jebel Ali and Al Warsan areas as part of the Community Solidarity Fund Against Covid-19

Dubai-based charities distribute over 30,000 daily meals to underprivileged people

Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, executive director of the Charitable Work Sector at IACAD.

A group of charities in Dubai has distributed over 31,570 daily meals to underprivileged people in the Naif, Satwa, Hatta, Jebel Ali and Al Warsan areas, as part of the Community Solidarity Fund Against Covid-19.

The solidarity fund announced by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) aims to encourage community contributions and donations towards combating the coronavirus outbreak.

Charities involved in the food distribution included Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH) Beit Al Khair Society, Dar Al Ber Society and Tarahum Charity Foundation.

MBRCH distributed 1,500 daily meals to workers in the Al Warsan area. It also provided essential supplies to 500 workers in the Jebel Ali area.

Dar Al Ber Society handed out over 9,200 daily meals in various areas in Dubai. A total of 8,229 daily meals were distributed by Beit Al Khair Society in Hatta, Jebel Ali, Naif and Satwa while Tarahum Charity Foundation gave out 12,635 meals in the Naif area.

Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, executive director of the Charitable Work Sector at IACAD, said: "The humanitarian assistance to people affected by the current circumstances provides them relief and a sense of stability. Contributions like these reflect the UAE’s ethos of providing aid to everyone without discrimination."

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